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Atmospheric river creates flooding, hazards

Nearly 4.5 inches of rain fell within 48 hours

An atmospheric river of torrential rain over several days caused the Skokomish River to crest at its second-highest recorded point Tuesday and flooded and closed roads throughout Mason County.

The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued flood warnings in parts of Western Washington, including much of the Olympic Peninsula.

Flooding and hazardous conditions prompted the state Department of Transportation to close state Route 106 from U.S. Highway 101 to Alderbrook at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Other roads closed that day included Skokomish Valley Road, Bourgault Road West and Purdy Cut-Off Road, al...


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