Drone Footage Captures Extensive Flooding in Centralia, Washington

Heavy flooding caused the temporary shutdown of a section of Interstate 5 south of Chehalis, Washington, on Friday, January 7, as local rivers swelled from recent torrential rains and snow melt.

The Washington State Department of Transportation halted traffic on a 20-mile stretch of the highway — between Grand Mound and Highway 12 south of Chehalis — for several hours before reopening it on Friday afternoon.

The part of Interstate 5 that was closed passes through the city of Centralia, where heavy flooding was reported. This drone footage, recorded by Dale T Hylton, shows flooding along the Chehalis River and Interstate 5 on Friday morning. Credit: Dale T Hylton via Storyful

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