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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Lucy Mills, Road Operations Manager at (360) 867-2300 or MillsL@co.thurston.wa.us

Road Closure Updates for Jan. 6
Get the latest road updates on Public Works web page and Twitter feed

The rain has stopped, but area rivers are still running high, so while some county roads have re-opened, some new roads have been added to the county's closure list.

At 10 a.m. today, the county's Public Works Department reported the following road information:
  • CLOSED: 110th Avenue SW between Creekwood Drive SW and Delphi Road SW
  • CLOSED: 188th Avenue SW from Moon Road SW to the casino
  • CLOSED: Anderson Road SW north of Highway 12
  • CLOSED: Independence Road SW between Michigan Hill Road SW and Marble Street SW
  • CLOSED: Moon Road SW between 183rd Avenue SW and 188th Avenue SW
  • CLOSED: Tilley Road SW between 143rd Avenue SW and Goddard Road SW

  • OPEN: Old Highway 99 SW between Old Highway 9 SW and Prather Road SW
  • OPEN: Mima/Gate Road SW between Hunter Road SW and 152nd Avenue SW

Drivers are reminded to use caution and not to drive on any flooded roads, even if there are no "Road Closed" signs posted—as little as 18 inches of water can float a small car, and as little as six inches of moving water can knock a person off their feet.

All further road updates will be posted the Thurston County Public Works website at www.co.thurston.wa.us/publicworks. County residents are encouraged to check the website for further updates, or follow the Public Works Department on Twitter for road closure updates as they're posted, plus other county road information. Go to @Thurston_PW for the Public Works Department Twitter feed.

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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3