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Flood threat still closing roads Saturday in Washington County

Fern Hill Road and 334th Avenue closed due to flooding, more rains expected this weekend
by: John Schrag Drivers rolled the dice on B Street in Forest Grove after heavy rains caused flooding across Washington County Thursday afternoon. Officials later closed the road.

Officials closed a few Washington County Roads with high water forcing lane closures elsewhere following heavy Thursday rains, and a pair remained closed Saturday.

Fern Hill Road was closed at its intersection with Highway 47 and Dairy Creek Road was closed at its intersection with Mountaindale Road on Thursday. By Saturday, Fern Hill was still closed and 334th Avenue, a dead end spur off of Tualatin Valley Highway near Cornelius, was closed as well.

B Street in Forest Grove was closed after heavy flooding near the city's transfer station, but re-opened Friday morning. A number of other county roadways were heavily flooded, forcing lane closures even into Saturday.

The National Weather Service predicts that showers are likely throughout Saturday and Sunday, with the possibility of snow flurries Sunday and Monday.

For more information, visit Washington County's road maintenance site, www.wc-roads.com.



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