A culvert that was washed out in Lynden left a gaping sinkhole that took out a road in a Whatcom County town of 12,000.
The Bellingham Herald reports that a 30-foot stretch of North 8 Street is now gone. A creek once passed through a culvert, which failed and resulted in the sinkhole.
Designing, permitting, and installing a new culvert could take months. It could cost up to $1 million to fix.
Motorists are being detoured to North Park Street to the north and Pine Street to the south.
Heavy rain this week caused problems around Western Washington. A mudslide closed Interstate 90 in Issaquah for hours on Thursday.
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