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.
Still seeing very WET conditions this morning across Western Washington. Rivers are expected to reach peak flood stages today. Tune into @Kiro7seattle right now for details. #kiro7seattle #seattle pic.twitter.com/vSJZBjMLQl— Claire Anderson (@ClaireKIRO7) December 21, 2019
Here are time-stamped updates of flooding across western Washington:
Record rainfall has caused several road closures, including on West Lake Sammamish Pkwy. Please leave extra time for your commute today. Do NOT drive through standing water. Full list of closures: https://t.co/vexyxK4mtF More information: https://t.co/Fonj3xVsCc @bvuePD @bvueFD pic.twitter.com/pPtNSpVchu— Bellevue Transpo (@BvueTrans) December 21, 2019
[9:37 a.m.] KIRO 7′s Ranji Sinha shows standing water on SE 7th Place near the Lake Hills Connector.
Near intersection of SE 7th Pl & Lake Hills Connector, car stuck in flooding across the roadway. We will be live @ Noon in Bellevue where rain & flooding have taken a toll, prompting at least one school closure of Eastgate Elem Sch @KIRO7Seattle pic.twitter.com/LZBz7HRrVe— Ranji Sinha (@RanjiKIRO7) December 20, 2019
[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.
[7:55 a.m., Dec. 21]
City of Kent, WA Traffic Alert: Road Closures Update - James St and Woodford are Now Open https://t.co/jqSrP2Cuti— City of Kent, WA (@cityofkent) December 21, 2019
Dispatched to car into the water in downtown Kent. Driver is out and ok. Avoid standing water. Obey road closed signs, they are there for your safety. Shout out to our friends in Public Works who are working hard to manage the weather impacts. pic.twitter.com/I7uYymmBC7— Puget Sound Fire (@PugetSoundFire) December 20, 2019
In the same spot on Kennebeck Ave N. in Kent where we saw a pickup in a creek, now the driver of this car has done the same thing. Driver is out and okay. pic.twitter.com/yDqRtbrP2C— Graham Johnson (@GrahamKIRO7) December 20, 2019
Here's the conclusion of the pickup in the creek in Kent. We have team coverage of today's storm beginning at 5 on KIRO 7 News. pic.twitter.com/ujx8LKLtH5— Graham Johnson (@GrahamKIRO7) December 20, 2019
[1:22 p.m. and 1:19 p.m.]
.@cityofkent continues to get hit hard with flooding.— KIRO 7 Jussero (@JJusseroKIRO7) December 20, 2019
Check out this driver that drove truck into several feet of water. pic.twitter.com/oks9XoXlG2
Standing water on roadways can be deeper than it looks. This is what we just found in Kent. pic.twitter.com/sIkOfHOdy0— Graham Johnson (@GrahamKIRO7) December 20, 2019
Flooding on East James Street in Kent. pic.twitter.com/Ru5OUMEHbA— Graham Johnson (@GrahamKIRO7) December 20, 2019
[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.
Here are some helpful tips when it comes to driving in the rain! pic.twitter.com/NNyD34AcLx— TracyTaylorTraffic (@TracyTTraffic) December 20, 2019
[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.
[7:04 a.m., Dec. 21]
Numerous road closures in Carnation, follow @carnationwa for updates. https://t.co/0OivUVraM2— Eastside Fire & Rescue (@EastsideFire) December 21, 2019
SR 203 is closed north of #Duvall due to standing water. The detour utilizes West Snoqualmie Valley Road. Avoid the area if possible. pic.twitter.com/OVHkJVjjov— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) December 21, 2019
Yep, you guessed it. 🚨Trail alert!🚨 The Bagley Seam, Rainbow Town, Steam Hoist Loop, and China Creek Access trails on Cougar Mountain are closed due to flooding from Red Town. Parks crew is monitoring and will provide updates as they’re available. 🌧⛑— King County Parks (@iheartkcparks) December 21, 2019
🚨Trail alert!🚨 The Taylor Mountain parking lot will be closed tomorrow and potentially through the weekend due to major flooding of Access Road A. The Parks crew is working and will provide updates as they’re available. 💪⛈— King County Parks (@iheartkcparks) December 21, 2019
Update: The closure has been expanded from the 2500 SE block to 1900 SE block because of trail washout risk. Please heed trail closure signage. ⚠️ It’s a wet one, folks. 💦— King County Parks (@iheartkcparks) December 21, 2019
Mudslide takes out a big chunk of hillside in Des Moines. Crews are working on cleanup. Residents say rainwater was pooling in the roadway before the slide pic.twitter.com/ImKKxkB6wM— Kevin McCarty (@KevinKIRO7) December 20, 2019
Kirkland Traffic Update: both directions of NE 116th ST passing under I-405 are now closed due to water over the roadway. Please use alternative routes. pic.twitter.com/i5TcmkjRW7— Kirkland Police (@KirklandWAPD) December 20, 2019
Flood update: Middle Fork Road has a slide and downed tree across the road. The closure will be on https://t.co/HMbiBV5JfS soon. #WAWX pic.twitter.com/169NrhDIM2— KC Road Services (@kcroads) December 20, 2019
Issaquah in flood watch phase 1— Issaquah Police (@IssaquahPolice) December 20, 2019
No roads are currently closed, although many have standing water. REMINDER **If a road does close.. it is illegal to go beyond the closure signs! For your safety, use alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/ZMcYMyd1F9
[2:24 p.m.] Chopper 7 was over a mud slide in Des Moines.
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/2EEN5OIPosted by KIRO 7 News on Friday, December 20, 2019
It’s wet out here. #Duvall #SnoqualmieRiver pic.twitter.com/41tUJ5nOpB— DeborahHorne (@DeborahKIRO7) December 20, 2019
[12:41 p.m.] Renton police released this road closure update:
Updated to include picture of SW 43rd st to Oakesdale Ave SW./sh pic.twitter.com/F7gM0VBSgi— Renton Police Dept. (@RentonpdWA) December 20, 2019
🚨Trail alert!🚨 The 2500 SE block of the East Lake Sammamish Trail is closed due to a mudslide and will remain closed over the weekend. Parks crew is mobilized and we will provide updates as we have them. 👷♀️— King County Parks (@iheartkcparks) December 20, 2019
[11:23 a.m.] Chopper 7 was overhead parts of King County. Watch that video below.
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.
This is the scene on SR 203 near the Stillwater Store, MP 8. A landslide brought trees down which pulled the power lines down. A two car non-injury collision occurred due to the slide. A detour is in place. No ETA for clearing. pic.twitter.com/L8GJYX1Yst— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) December 20, 2019
PUD 3's monitoring system has detected an outage of 360 customers along North Shore Road from Belfair-Tahuya Road to Kay's Corner. Linemen have been dispatched to investigate and make repairs. We'll update this thread as we learn more. 🌧️🌧️🌧️🌧️🌧️🌧️🌧️— Mason PUD 3 (@PUD3) December 21, 2019
[1:32 and 1:33 p.m.]
Sandbags surround parts of Capitol Lake where the flooding is the worst! @KIRO7Seattle pic.twitter.com/aY7NgHjvVt— Shelby Miller (@ShelbyKIRO7) December 20, 2019
[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).
[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.
We’ll say it again for the people in the back: It’s 👏🏻 raining. 👏🏻 A 👏🏻 lot!— West Pierce Fire (@WestPierce) December 20, 2019
Our district has a lot of standing water on the roadway, so please slow down and drive safely. https://t.co/fWHMNMYrs6
As of 6 p.m., #Seattle has received 3.01" of rain, as recorded at Sea-Tac Airport.— Morgan Palmer (@MorganKIRO7) December 21, 2019
Seventh greatest one-day rainfall since records began being kept there in 1945. (Record: 5.02" on 10/20/2003) #wawx pic.twitter.com/qgWCooqxy7
Rain will continue nearly nonstop into tonight but the good news -- the rain will let up slowly. Team coverage of flooding and landslides, and I'm tracking more snow at the passes and a looking ahead to Christmas week on @KIRO7Seattle at 5. #wawx pic.twitter.com/zXnaOZMQJp— Morgan Palmer (@MorganKIRO7) December 21, 2019
All trains between Seattle and Portland are disrupted due to a landslide across the tracks in Tacoma. Alternative bus service will be provided. Effective through 9 am on Sunday, Dec 22.— Amtrak Cascades (@Amtrak_Cascades) December 20, 2019
💧NEW: We are now passing FOUR INCHES of rain in #Seattle over the last two days. As of now, this is the SEVENTH-WETTEST two-day stretch on record.— Morgan Palmer (@MorganKIRO7) December 20, 2019
Another 1-2 inches to come! Wettest two days on record -- 5.32" on Dec. 2-3, 2007 -- definitely in reach by midnight. #wawx pic.twitter.com/H96fQPUzim
Snoqualmie River Flood Phase 2: Minor Flooding:
[4:30 a.m.] Snoqualmie River in King County placed in Flood Phase 2 (Minor Flooding).
Here comes the #Snohomishriver. It’s creeping up this boat ramp and expected to crest close to 29 feet (major flooding is 30) tomorrow afternoon. @KIRO7Seattle pic.twitter.com/mLylN3G2e7— Joanna Small (@JoannaKIRO7) December 21, 2019
Commuters in west @SnoCounty are encountering some robust urban flooding this afternoon. Thumbs up to those who opt to turn around. #WAwx pic.twitter.com/ADcrE6JpAA— Snohomish County DEM (@SnoCo_DEM) December 20, 2019
EDMONDS STATION: Localized flooding is currently impacting SR-104, local streets, and parking facilities at Edmonds Station. Please use caution when navigating the area. https://t.co/h8Ptk1udxX— Sound Transit - 🚆 🚈 🚍 (@SoundTransit) December 20, 2019
[12:03 p.m.] Lynnwood police shared these photos.
Road closure - all lanes, both directions on 44th Ave W between 20900 block and 204th. St SW due to water over the roadway. Not expected to reopen until rains dissipate . pic.twitter.com/63Mdsv8TV8— Lynnwood Police (@LynnwoodPD) December 20, 2019
SR 7 remains closed near La Grande Rd in Alder Canyon. Crews are setting up closures on SR 7 at SR 161 and SR 7 at Alder Cutoff Road. No detour in place yet. More to come. pic.twitter.com/NT43If2zsI— WSDOT Tacoma Traffic (@wsdot_tacoma) December 20, 2019
speed limit change today in Tacoma pic.twitter.com/pcK6EMdIui— TracyTaylorTraffic (@TracyTTraffic) December 20, 2019
[12:06 p.m.] The latest street closures were listed here. That link also had information about free sandbag supplies.
We are experiencing record rainfall in the area and this is causing some local roads to have minor flooding. Follow @Thurston_PW for alerts about travel impacts and concerns in Thurston County!— Thurston County (@ThurstonCounty) December 21, 2019
You can also find information at https://t.co/9sCCD3dhf6.
[12:19 p.m.] There was an urban and small stream flood advisory.
Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Thurston County https://t.co/n8Fa19qx0Y via @Nextdoor— Thurston County EM (@ThurstonEM) December 20, 2019
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.
MASSIVE FLOODING NEAR SOUTHCENTER THIS IS AT i-5 AND 405 pic.twitter.com/XfXK4oFrtT— TracyTaylorTraffic (@TracyTTraffic) December 20, 2019
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