Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Crazy Weather Causes Problems On Western Washington Roads

If you think it's rained a lot here, be glad you're not in Western Washington. Record rains there are causing havoc, swamping roadways and triggering landslides– and more rain is expected through the week.


In Port Orchard, Kitsap County, downtown streets were closed under about a foot of water Monday morning. A patrol car in Pacific County was hit by a falling tree caused by a mudslide and the North Cascades Highway is expected to close soon for the season due to a huge amount of snow.
Here's the whole roundup of Western Washington weather woes from the Seattle Times.

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