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December 15, 2010 at 7:38 AM

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Some roads still swamped, but flood threat diminishing

Posted by Jack Broom

More than a dozen King County roads remained closed early Thursday, most of them by water over the roadway in the Snoqualmie Valley corridor from Duvall to North Bend.

Trees down in wires closed several roads in Maple Valley and on Vashon Island. Click here for the latest closure map.

As of Thursday morning, the Weather Service said only one river in the state, the lower reaches of the Chehalis River in Southwest Washington, remained under a flood warning. A less serious “flood advisory” remained in place for the Skokomish River in Mason County.

Although the forecast calls for at least a chance of showers in the Puget Sound area each day through the weekend, the amount of rainfall is expected to be moderate, more in line with typical weather for this time of year.

Looking 10 days out, the Weather Service says weather patterns will remain “active” with a variety of systems moving through, but “hydrologically significant precipitation is not expected,” -- big words that could mean big relief to Western Washington.

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