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Friday, August 28, 2015

Wind is coming!

Latest from National Weather Service: Wind advisory in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday for the Lower Columbia and I-5 Corridor. Winds will be coming out of the South with sustained winds of 15 to 30 mph and gusts of 35-45 mph.

Impacts: With a full set of leaves on trees, these winds could cause tree damage and local power disruptions. Could cause problems for outdoor events.

A Wind advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31-39 mph or gusts will range between 45 and 57 mph.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hey, remember rain? It's coming!

It's finally happening! According to the latest info from the National Weather Service in Portland "the first substantial rain in quite some time is expected over SW WA and NW OR later this week and especially into the weekend."

"This could be the most rain most areas in SW WA and NW OR have seen since March...The heaviest rain will be Friday night into Saturday and a second system will add to the rainfall totals into Sunday."

There will be an updated forecast with rain amounts tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Interstate 5 ramp closure in Kelso begins August 7

From WA State Dept. of Transportation
Drivers who use the northbound Interstate 5 off-ramp to Kelso Drive, SR 432 and Old Pacific Highway 99 (exit 36A) in Kelso should plan for a complete closure of the ramp from 7 p.m. Friday, August 7 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, August 12. Additionally, motorists approaching the intersection from Kelso Drive, eastboundSR432 /Tennant Way, and Old Pacific Highway 99 will need to use alternate routes.

During the closure contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will construct a compact roundabout and pave the intersection. The newly build roundabout will make it easier for traffic to merge, improving safety and reducing the risk of serious collisions.
Drivers should use alternate routes and allow additional travel time during the closure. Get real-time traffic information on their phone with the WSDOT traffic app, the WSDOT Southwest Region Twitter feed, or the travel alerts page.