Before you take off for work Tuesday you might want to make sure your regular route isn't flooded out. Due to flooding from snow melt and rain flowing down from the mountains, authorities have completely blocked off traffic to the intersection of Fruitvale Boulevard and 40th Avenue, where it leads onto the entrance of Highway 12.

According to the Yakima Office of Emergency Management, flooding has also affected Cowiche Mill, French Canyon Road, Funkhouser and Pioneer, and authorities have closed Summitview Road between Cowiche Mill and Weikel Road. There is also extensive flooding in Ellensburg, according to police. City workers in Ellensburg have closed off Fifth and Railroad due to high water levels.

According to the National Weather Service, the flood warning continues for the following rivers in Washington:

  • Naches River near Naches, affecting Yakima County.
  • Yakima River at Umtanum, affecting Kittitas County.
  • Yakima River near Parker, affecting Yakima County.

The flood warning continues for the Yakima River near Parker. The warning is in effect from late tonight until Tuesday evening.

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