Heavy Rains Cause Landslides, Outages, Floods Throughout Washington State
SEATTLE (AP) — Heavy rain and wind caused landslides, power outages and flooding across Washington state.
KRIO-TV reports that a landslide shut down a Kent roadway on Sunday. The slide closed a section of South 272nd Way near Kent Road.
King County transportation officials say crews were clearing debris and expected to reopen the roadway later Sunday.
In central Washington, transportation officials closed State Route 153 in the Black Canyon area due to water and mud over the road.
Okanogan County Emergency Management says the road remained closed Sunday afternoon. It says the roadway was eroded on both sides.
Power outages affected, at most, around 4,357 Puget Sound Energy customers. PSE crews were working to restore power in Olympia, Kent, Bremerton and Lacey at noon.
Officials with Washington Emergency Management reported "lots of flooding" in Yakima. There was the potential for many homes to be impacted.