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Heavy rains bring flooding, mudslides to CK

High rain-fed waters from Sunday’s downpour turned this pasture on Anderson Hill Road into wetlands. - Photo by Jesse Beals
High rain-fed waters from Sunday’s downpour turned this pasture on Anderson Hill Road into wetlands.
— image credit: Photo by Jesse Beals

Heavy rains bathed the county Sunday and several Central Kitsap roads drowned in the downpour, but by Monday all were cleared for traffic once again.

Seabeck Highway remained impacted the longest. Just a quarter-of-a-mile north of Seabeck Elementary School, the road was partially blocked, courtesy of a slide. Before 11 a.m. Monday, however, the obstructed lane was cleared of debris and re-opened, according to the Kitsap County Public Works department.

Silverdale Way, between Myhre Road and Randall Way, was flooded overnight Sunday, but water levels receded quickly, clearing the roadway. When a high tide and heavy rain coincide, parts of Silverdale Way in that neighborhood tend to flood two to three times annually, said Callene Abernathy, spokeswoman for Public Works.

“We have big hopes for that after this summer,” she added, referring to construction projects scheduled for the area to help relieve flood-conducive conditions.

Another road impacted by Sunday’s downpour was Illahee, south of the bridge in Brownsville. Both mudslides there were “not in the travel way,” Abernathy said, “it wasn’t impeding traffic.”

For up-to-date information on road conditions in Kitsap, visit Public Works’ Web site at www.kitsapgov.com/pw or call (360) 337-5777 or (800) 825-4940.

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