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YEAR IN REVIEW 2023 - DECEMBER

Series: YEAR IN REVIEW 2023 | Story 12

DECEMBER 2023

An “atmospheric river” of torrential rain over several days caused the Skokomish River to crest at its second-highest recorded point Dec. 5 and flooded and closed roads throughout Mason County.

The National Weather Service on Dec. 5 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. Dec. 5. Other roads closed that day included Skokomish Valley Roa...

 

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