Mason County PUD reports scattered outages: Island Lake, Plug Mill Road, Lynch Road at Sells Drive, Bloomfield Road, Gray Avenue at Spencer Lake, Julian Avenue. Crews are working to restore.
Puget Sound Energy is reporting at least 55,226 without power in Kitsap, King, Pierce and Thurston Counties as of 9 a.m.
Cowlitz County & Lower Columbia Schools: Castle Rock School District closed.
Grays Harbor & Pacific County Schools: Taholah SD: 2 Hours Late. No Power. 2 hour delay until further notice
Lewis Co. Schools: Morton School District: Closed. Due to rising waters school is closed today.
Boistfort School District: 2 Hours Late, No preschool.
Pierce County Schools: Franklin Pierce School District: Gates High School and New Pathways School closed due to power outage.
Orting School District: Closed. No out-of-district transportation.
South Sound Private/Charter Schools: Chief Leschi Schools: 2 Hours Late, Buses on road restriction routes. If student has not been picked up within 15 minutes of 2-hour late time, bus mostly likely may not be able to get to route. Staff report at normal time.
Cascade Christian Schools: Frederickson Campus is closed for the day. No school or childcare.
Yelm School District: Yelm Community Schools: Sorenson Road and Johnson Road closed this morning.
Nisqually River: The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Nisqually River. The river is rising and is expected to reach flood stage by approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday at a level of 11.03 feet or 17,400 cfs at the Nisqually River gage at McKenna. The Nisqually River is expected to stay at a minor flood stage until approximately 5 a.m. Friday.
Centralia: Due to projected flooding, Centralia Police Department and the City of Centralia has declared a local emergency. The Emergency Operations Center opened Tuesday night on a limited basis, according to a press release from Centralia Police.
A special advisory has been issued for the area south of Summa Street and Salzer Valley Road, and east of Kresky and National Avenue which may experience flooding, and as rain continued throughout the night, the following roadways in have been closed:
North Rock Street from Main Street to Magnolia Street.
North Iron Street from Main Street to Magnolia Street.
Intersection of Oak Street at Maple Street.There is currently approximately 6 inches of water over Kresky Avenue at Scott Johnson Road. One lane is still open; however that could change at any moment.
Any operational resources requests should be routed through the Lewis County Emergency Operations Center, at 360-740-1151 until further notice.
Sand bag stations for the Centralia area are operational at the northwest corner of Maple Street W, and Pearl Street N, and the Centralia City Maintenance Shop, at 2600 Reynolds Road.
Additional sandbag stations will be established as the need arises. Their locations will be provided to local media at that time and posted on the City of Centralia website.
City officials continue to monitor all of the creek and river levels and will direct resources as the conditions change. Updates will follow.