Heavy rain prompts flood warnings, increased landslide risk in western Washington

VIDEO: Heavy rain prompts flood warnings, increased landslide risks

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.

>> See photos of the flooding in eastern King County

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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.

There are flood warnings for several western Washington rivers. And on KIRO 7 at 5:30, reporter Shelby Miller takes you to the scene of this mudslide that damaged an Aberdeen road.

Posted by KIRO 7 News on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

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.

🛑 Emergency Road Closures: Mora Road and Upper Hoh Road 🛑 Mora Road is currently closed at the Mora Ranger Station due...

Posted by Olympic National Park on Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The Satsop River and Snoqualmie River at Carnation are in the moderate flooding category while the others were considered minor.