Washington excava después de que el clima récord lleva a 38 avalanchas

Washington finalmente se está tomando un descanso el sábado de la lluvia y la nieve récord, se espera que los ríos disminuyan y las aguas de las inundaciones retrocedan, mientras el estado trabaja para lidiar con las secuelas de semanas de tormentas.

The state’s department of transportation was making progress Friday in clearing roadways after 38 avalanches came down onto the highway in and around Snoqualmie, just outside Seattle, pero “the passes are unlikely to open before Sunday,” the department said in a Pío Viernes noche.
The Snoqualmie, Stevens, White and Blewett passesmajor routes that connect the western and eastern parts of the statewill likely remain closed until at least Sunday, según el departamento.
      Crews are working hard & progress is being made, but there is still a lot of work to go,” WSDOT said.
        The state has been dealing with bad weather for weeks. Gobernador. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency on Friday aftera series of severe winter stormsthat started December 17, caused flooding, evacuations and road closures.
          State agencies and local officials arecoordinating resources to address damaged property and infrastructure, assess damage caused by the storms, and implement repairs,” the declaration said.
          Several cities broke rainfall records Thursday, the National Weather Service said, and Snoqualmie Pass as of Thursday had almost twice as much snow this season than the five-year average season, de acuerdo con la Snoqualmie Pass Twitter account.
          One man is missing and presumed dead after he tried to move his car from rising flood waters, the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Friday.
          The sheriff’s office will keep searching for the man as water in the area recedes, el comunicado dijo.
            State Route 109 in Grays Harbor County was still closed Saturday morning, de acuerdo a un Pío by the state department of transportation.
            In Seattle, a landslide trapped a man inside his house after it slid as much as 20 pies fuera de su base, the Seattle Fire Department said Friday.

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