News brief: Soggy streets expected for trick-or-treating tonight

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm

By Sharyn  L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

Weather forecasters say there is 100 percent chance of rain tonight in Chehalis and expect small streams and urban areas to experience minor flooding.

An advisory which was extended this morning covers Lewis County and nearly all of Western Washington.

Nearly 2 inches of rain has fallen across many lowland locations during the past 24 hours and moderate rainfall the rest of rest of today will produce ponding of water, according to the National Weather Service.

The problem will be seen especially on roads beneath overpasses and intersections where drainage is poor because of a buildup of leaves and such, according to the weather service.

Motorists should keep in mind just a few inches of water can cause them to lose control of their vehicles, the advisory cautions.

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