WSDOT is Working to REOPEN Both Directions of I-5 in Lewis County Between Grand Mound and US 12 South of Chehalis as Flood Water Recedes

Submitted by WSDOT

WSDOT is working to REOPEN both directions of I-5 in Lewis County between Grand Mound and US 12 south of Chehalis as flood water recedes.

 DATE/TIME: Jan. 7, 2022, 1 p.m.

LOCATION:  Both directions of I-5 in Lewis County are REOPENING between Grand Mound and US 12 south of Chehalis

DESCRIPTION:  WSDOT is in the process of reopening a 20-mile stretch of Interstate 5 in Lewis County between Grand Mound (milepost 88) and US 12 south of Chehalis (milepost 68) as flood water in the area begins to recede.  

Crews closed the highway earlier today out of an abundance of caution when they saw flood water quickly rising towards the roadway and flood gauges raising. Water has stopped rising in the area of concern which allowed WSDOT to reopen the highway. WSDOT does not take the decision to close any highway lightly and bases all decisions on safety of the traveling public and our crews.

The northbound I-5 off-ramp to Main Street/SR 6 in Chehalis will remain closed due to residual flood water in the area.

START:  Jan. 7, 2022, 7:45 a.m.

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