Tracking flooding across Western Washington

An atmospheric river continues to bring heavy rain to much of Western Washington. Follow this link to see photos.

The rain has led to flooding on rivers, on-ramps, roadways and an elementary school in Bellevue.

You can stay on top of changing weather by downloading the KIRO 7 PinPoint Weather App. It has everything you need, to stay informed on conditions in your neighborhood, 24-7.

A Flood Watch is in effect for all of Western Washington.

Here are time-stamped updates of flooding across western Washington:


[4:19 p.m.]

[9:37 a.m.] KIRO 7′s Ranji Sinha shows standing water on SE 7th Place near the Lake Hills Connector.

[6:15 a.m.] Bellevue School District officials announce all classes and early learning are canceled Friday at Eastgate Elementary School due to flooding. All other Bellevue School District schools are open under normal operations.

[4:30 a.m.] KIRO 7’s Ranji Sinha reports there is standing water in the school’s parking lot.

[2:58 a.m.] Minor flooding reported at Eastgate Elementary School in Bellevue.


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[8:35 a.m.] Kent School District officials say Mill Creek Middle School is closed Friday due to flooding around the school. No flooding is reported inside the school.

[4:44 a.m.] NB 167 ram to 212th Street opens. Officials say the creek has receded and isn’t flooding the ramp anymore.

[4:13 a.m.] City officials say East James Street is back open, but 76th Avenue South between 21000 and 28000 blocks remain closed due to water over the roadway.

[3:29 a.m.] Ramp from NB 167 to 212th Street closes due to water over the roadway from a nearby creek.

[3:27 a.m.] East James Street from State Avenue North to 94th Avenue South remains closed.

[1:45 a.m.] East James Street from State Avenue North to 94th Avenue South closes due to water over the roadway.

King County:

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[2:15 p.m.]

[2:24 p.m.] Chopper 7 was over a mud slide in Des Moines.

Facebook Live

MUD SLIDE IN DES MOINES: Chopper 7 is overhead the mud slide right now. See team coverage of all the Western Washington flooding on KIRO 7 live from 5-6:30 p.m. WEATHER APP >> http://kiroweatherapp.com/ UPDATES >> kiro.tv/2EEN5OI

Posted by KIRO 7 News on Friday, December 20, 2019

[1:38 p.m.]

[12:41 p.m.] Renton police released this road closure update:

[12:02 p.m.]

[11:23 a.m.] Chopper 7 was overhead parts of King County. Watch that video below.

Facebook Live

CHOPPER 7 OVER FLOODING: Here’s a live look at Chopper 7 over flooding in Western Washington. UPDATES >> kiro.tv/2EEN5OI WEATHER APP >> kiroweatherapp.com/

Posted by KIRO 7 News on Friday, December 20, 2019

[11:11 a.m.] Authorities were advising people to sign up for real-time flood alerts for local rivers. bit.ly/kcflood

This their link to emergency management preparedness: kingcounty.gov/prepare

[9:18 a.m.] A landslide near Carnation brings trees and power lines down. Two cars are involved in a collision due to the slide, but no injuries are reported.

Mason County:


[1:32 and 1:33 p.m.]

[9:52 a.m.] The Washington State Archives sustained damage from flooding, forcing closure of the building on Friday. Phone lines are also were affected.

Sandbags are available for Olympia city residents/businesses near Acme Fuel (416 State Ave), Les Schwab (1100 Plum St), Olympia Supply (625 Columbia St) and the City Maintenance Center fuel island (1401 Eastside St SE).

Pierce County:

[7:45 p.m.] As of 7:45 p.m. Friday, Brooks Road East between Needham Road East and the 25000 block of Brooks Road East was back open. Waller Road East from Pioneer Way East to 35th Street East was back open. Military Road East from Highway 162 to 120th Street also was reopened.

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Snoqualmie River Flood Phase 2: Minor Flooding:

[4:30 a.m.] Snoqualmie River in King County placed in Flood Phase 2 (Minor Flooding).

Snohomish County:

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[12:03 p.m.] Lynnwood police shared these photos.


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[12:06 p.m.] The latest street closures were listed here. That link also had information about free sandbag supplies.

Thurston County

[5:12 p.m.]

[12:19 p.m.] There was an urban and small stream flood advisory.

Tolt River Flood Stage 3: Moderate Flooding:

[4:30 a.m.] Tolt River upgraded to Flood Stage 3: Moderate Flooding.

[2:45 a.m.] King County Flood Warning Center reports minor flooding along the Tolt River. The river is reported flowing at 3,760 cubic feet per second – higher than the Phase 2 flood alert threshold of 3,500 cubic feet per second. Officials say the flows could result in minor flooding in low-lying areas along the Tolt River upstream of Carnation.


[8:00 a.m.] The northbound I-5 HOV bypass to I-405 closes due to flooding.

[6:51 a.m.] Washington State Department of Transportation cameras show standing water on the northbound I-5 HOV bypass to I-405 near Southcenter in Tukwila.