WESTERN WASHINGTON — Flood warnings were issued for several western Washington rivers Tuesday after heavy rains overnight.
The National Weather Service predicts that nearly an inch of rain could fall in the lowlands, and warns that the rainfall also increases the risk of landslides.
Heavy rain will continue throughout the day, and a flood watch is in effect throughout western Washington.
Warnings were issued for the Snoqualmie, Tolt, Skykomish, Skokomish and Stillaguamish rivers, among others.
In Aberdeen, part of Grays Harbor County, part of the road washed away on Basich Boulevard.
In the Olympic National Park, flooding caused emergency road closures. Mora Road was closed Tuesday at the Mora Ranger Station and there was no vehicle access to Rialto Beach.
The Upper Hoh Road was closed at the park boundary due to a clogged culvert and water flooding over the road. The park road crew was working to clear the culvert. People traveling to the park were encouraged to check the Olympic National Park weather line at 360-565-3131.
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