I-5 in Lewis County reopens after closure due to flooding

Interstate 5 in Lewis County has reopened after it was shut down for several hours because of area flooding Friday morning. 

The closure started at about 8 a.m. and was about 20 miles, from Milepost 68 near Napavine and Milepost 88 near Grand Mound. 

Areas of Lewis County are still experiencing flooding. 

RELATED: Major flooding expected along south Thurston County rivers

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Flooding over Lewis County, Washington on Jan. 7, 2022. (KPTV via FOX) ( )

Water was expected to start receding on Sunday, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn.

But on Friday afternoon, floodwaters receded faster than expected.  

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