Flooding, mudslides close roads in Washington State

| 1/7/2009

Truckers and motorists traveling in Washington State should be aware that flooding, avalanches and mudslides have been wreaking havoc in a number of regions, state DOT officials said.

The Washington State Department of Transportation warns that a number of roads and passes were closed or faced disruptions during the day on Wednesday, Jan. 7.

Interstate 5 remained open as of press time, but officials were monitoring flood levels and warned that they could close the highway at some point.

For a full list and to access the most current information from WSDOT, click here. The following roads and passes were closed as of midday on Wednesday:

  • Snoqualmie Pass was closed at midday due to snow, avalanches and mudslides.
  • State Route 410 was closed in both directions from milepost 9 to milepost 10 during late morning hours.
  • State Route 547 was closed between milepost 8 and milepost 9 as of 10 a.m.
  • State Route 542 was closed between milepost 18 and milepost 19 and from milepost 25 to milepost 26 as of 10 a.m.
  • State Route 20 from milepost 90 to milepost 92 experienced a mudslide at 9:15 a.m.
  • U.S. 101 was closed from milepost 61 to milepost 62 at 9 a.m. due to flooding.


Officials are urging everyone traveling in the area to know their routes, to check online for detour information, and to use caution.

– By Land Line staff