Weather woes in Western Washington

Weather woes in Western Washington

Heavy rains have caused multiple landslides that have closed highways in the Aberdeen-Hoquiam area. The Washington Department of Transportation reports a slide on the bluff just East of Aberdeen has closed all four lanes of U.S. Highway 12.
slides are also reported in two places on Highway 101, and on Highway 12 and Highway 107.
the Wishkah road is blocked at MP6, then again just outside of town, and the E Satsop road is closed.

Aberdeen, Cosmopolis, Hoquiam, North Beach, North River, Ocosta, Raymond, South Bend, and Wishkah Valley are Closed. Lake Quinault School District is delayed 2 hours
Grays Harbor College is also closed today.

Houses on Queets Avenue in Hoquiam are being evacuated due to a mudslide that has affected at least two homes. Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers reports residence below Beacon Hill are being advised

Pacific Care Center is being evacuated.

Several local roads are blocked and not listed on the state’s website, drive slow and safe in standing water.

The National Weather Service says last night’s rain has increased the landslide danger across Western Washington. Another 1 to 2 inches are forecast today.
LeMay Enterprises reports garbage pickup service throughout Grays Harbor County for today is cancelled, they’ll allow double loads next week at no extra charge.


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Dave Haviland

News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.