Record Breaking Rain Causes Flash Flooding

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Flash Flooding on Hwy 153 photo provided by WSP.

Record breaking rainfall in Wenatchee last night with over a half-inch of moisture. The heavy rains caused problems for motorists on some roads in North Central Washington.

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Highway 153 flash flood photo provided by WSDOT

In Okanogan County Highway 153 was down to one-lane flagged traffic this morning about 3 miles West of Pateros. Traffic was also delayed due to flooding on Highway 20 west of Loup Loup Pass.

Here’s a video submitted by Allison Viebrock-Steveson of some of the flash-flooding in the Almira area this morning. She says Almira reportedly received about 1 and a half inches of rain.

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.