Sinkholes forming on closed Kent road

by: Jeff Dubois Updated:

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KENT, Wash. —

Flood water has closed a rural road in East Kent, but damage underneath 148th Avenue Southeast may keep the road closed even after the water recedes.

The two-lane road near Southeast 256th Street was closed Thursday because of standing water a few feet deep. 

As the flood water lowered Friday morning, the bigger problem became evident.  The road surface in a half-dozen areas has cracked and sections are sinking.  One wide sink hole is in the center of 148th.  The deepest depressions were only a couple inches deep on Friday morning. 

Kent road crews will keep the section closed until they can make repairs.

See photos of storm damage across the region here.

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