Landslide closes part of westbound Highway 18 in Auburn

Drivers who take westbound Highway 18 in Auburn as part of their morning commute will need to find an alternate route Wednesday morning after a landslide closed a portion of it overnight. 

The slide shut down westbound lanes between Highway 167 and Weyerhaeuser Way at about midnight. 

Crews have been working to assess the stability and one lane re-opened before 11 a.m.

On-ramps from both directions of Highway 167 to westbound 18 are open to traffic at Peasley Canyon Road/ Highway 167. The on-ramp from West Valley Highway to westbound Highway 18 is still closed. 

Several roads and highways were closed Tuesday throughout Western Washington due to flooding and landslides after the region was hit with heavy rain. 

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