Overnight winds and river flooding could make morning commute interesting

water over roadway sign

The Ferndale area was mostly spared any reported impacts from an overnight wind event. Puget Sound Energy is reporting two small localized outages in the area this morning as of 7am.

4 neighbors on 2nd Avenue, south of Cherry Street, and 1 PSE customer on Graveline Road, south of W Smith Road, are reported to be without power this morning.

Far more PSE customers are without power in the areas south of Alger with a total of 51 outages impacting 2,074 PSE customers throughout all of the Puget Sound area.

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According to a weather monitoring station located near Ferndale High School, southeasterly wind gusts reached 41mph overnight and began subsiding shortly after 2am.

Drivers should be alert for wind-blown debris in the road following this first wind event of the season.

Reports of water over low-lying roads have already begun being reported around the Ferndale area as the Nooksack River continues rising as a result of heavy rains in the mountains.

The Nooksack River is currently reported to have passed the 15-foot mark in the Ferndale area. 911 dispatchers have reported water over the roadways at the corner of Barrett and Paradise Roads and on Ferndale Road, near Marine Drive.

The Nooksack River level forecast in the Ferndale area continues to expect the river cresting just about the 18-foot mark before midnight tonight. Further road impacts can be expected as the river level continues to rise.

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