A log jam in Everett caused by flooding along the Snohomish River earlier this week will impact the Wednesday morning commute for residents who use the Highway 2 trestle.

Heavy rains on Monday and Tuesday caused logs and debris to pile up against the trestle over the Snohomish River.

The deluge caused rivers across the Puget Sound region to swell and flood some low-lying areas.

With the rain tapering off Tuesday afternoon, most rivers in the region receded to below-flood stage, according to the National Weather Service Seattle office, though flood warnings were in effect for the Snoqualmie River near Carnation and the Snohomish River at Snohomish, which were expected to fall below flood stage Wednesday.

Some areas, particularly those at higher elevations, received 3 to 6 inches of rain.

The downpour also caused a slide on Highway 101 at milepost 174, south of Forks, around 3 a.m. Tuesday that caused road closures.


Flood warnings for the Snohomish River near Monroe and the Snoqualmie River near the falls were lifted Tuesday night. The Snohomish near Snohomish crested Tuesday afternoon and is expected to fall below flood stage in the early afternoon Wednesday, while the Snoqualmie near Carnation crested about 9 p.m. Tuesday and is expected to fall below the flood stage Wednesday morning.

Areas under the warning should expect to see some flooded roads, and residents may need to move to higher ground, according to the weather service. People should not try to drive through flooded areas, as this has caused the most flood-related deaths in Washington, the weather service said.

Residents can sign up for flood alerts at kingcounty.gov/flood. The flood-warning center can be contacted at 206-296-8200. Problems with county maintained roads can be reported by calling 206-477-8100.

The heavy rain was courtesy of a comparatively warm, wet frontal system moving in from the Pacific. Dry conditions are expected to return Wednesday.

Information from The Associated Press was included in this report.