by: Jeff Dubois Updated: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.