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
The Snoqualmie, Stevens, White and Blewett passes — major routes that connect the western and eastern parts of the state — will 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 after “a series of severe winter storms” that started December 17, caused flooding, evacuations and road closures.
State agencies and local officials are “coordinating 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.
109 in Grays Harbor County was still closed Saturday morning
, de acuerdo a un Pío by the state department of transportation
, 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