By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter
Landslides have closed sections of three Southwest Washington highways including state Route 508 at Bear Canyon, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Crews are on the scenes clearing mud, rocks, trees and power lines, according to a noontime news release from the DOT.
Drivers should take alternate routes.
One slide is on state Route 411 near Hazel Dell Road in Kelso and the third is on state Route 14 near Cape Horn, according to the news release.
A smaller slide is being cleared on U.S. Highway 12 near Davis Lake Road near Morton, DOT reported.
Update at 5:40 p.m.: Late this afternoon, DOT reported crews are continuing to work on clearing the slide at Bear Canyon, but noted it will be closed to all traffic overnight.
As heavy rain, slides and flooding are impacting multiple highways across the region, DOT advises motorists to check conditions on its web site before traveling.