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Flood Warning in Effect of Skokomish

A flood waring is in effect for the Skokomish River until further notice. According to forecasters, rain – heavy at times – will continue along the south slopes of the Olympics through Tuesday night. However, the the river will recede slightly overnight but remain above flood stage for the next couple of days. Major flooding is occurring in the Skokomish Valley and minor flooding is forecast.

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Road Construction on State Highways 12/6 to 12/12

DOT sealThe following is a summary of road construction and maintenance scheduled on state highways around Mason County and adjoining areas during the week of December 6, 2015 through December 12, 2015.

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After School Activity Bus Service Ending as a General Public Service

MTA logoOn January 8, 2016, the After School Activity (ASA) bus service will no longer be a general public service. The service is currently provided under a contract between the Shelton School District and Mason Transit Authority. It is operated by the Shelton School District, using its school buses and drivers, and then paid for by Mason Transit Authority (MTA).

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Flood Warning in Effect for Skokomish River

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Skokomish River which will be in effect until Friday evening. According to forecasters, the Skokomish River basin received 4 to 5 inches of rain in the last 24 hours which quickly drove the river above flood stage. Rain showers will continue but the heaviest is over and that should allow the river to crest and begin to recede.

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A new storm will likely bring the river back up over flood stage Saturday night.

St. Andrews Drive Closure Extended

road closed signThe emergency closure of St. Andrews Drive in Lake Limerick has been extended. St. Andrews Drive will be closed at the intersection with Way to Tipperary now until December 18th.

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High Wind Warning Issued

wind & rain iconThe National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning which will be in effect from 2 PM this afternoon (Thursday, December 3) to 10 PM tonight. Forecasters say south wind will increase to 25 to 40 MPH late this afternoon then switch to southwesterly before easing. Gust to 60 MPH are possible.

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Shelton Police Investigating Indecent Liberties Incident

shelton_patch2The Shelton Police Department is investigating an indecent liberties incident at the Dairy Queen Monday night and is asking for the community’s help in locating witnesses. The following is a news release from the Department…

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