PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - Several roads are closed throughout Pierce County due to storm damage, the county reported on Monday.
Tens of thousands of people were left in the dark after a major storm moved through the Pacific Northwest, and crews continue to assess damages from the weekend’s storm.
The combination of strong winds, wet soil from the rain, and stressed trees that still have their leaves all mix into a scenario where trees fall more easily and branches can break away and hit power lines.
The following roads are shut down:
- Waller Rd E remains closed from Pioneer Way E to 40th St E due to downed trees/utility lines.
- Orting Kapowsin Hwy remains closed from 150th Ave E to 168th Ave E due to downed trees/utility lines.
- 150th Ave E remains closed at Janksy Rd E due to downed trees/utility lines.
- 218th Ave E remains closed from 64th St E to Snag Island Dr E due to downed trees/utility lines.
- Fisk Rd E remains closed at Brooks Rd E due to downed trees/utility lines.
- 144th St NW between 41st Ave Ct NW and Peacock Hill Ave NW – located east of Peninsula High School – is closed due to a tree leaning over the road involved with utility lines. No ETA of when the road will reopen.
- Sehmel Dr NW from 78th Ave NW to 74th Ave NW – located north of Sehmel Homestead Park – is closed due to utility lines across the road. No ETA of when the road will open.
Utility companies have been notified.
More roads may be closed, and on the opposite side, the county may reopen them at any given time.
FOX 13 News will have updates as they become available.
For the latest on road closures, head to Pierce County's Twitter for the most up-to-date information.
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