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NWS Nooksack River forecast at Ferndale as of 4:07am on February 5, 2018.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Morning commute road closures

US Geological Survey monitoring shows the Nooksack River level at Ferndale passed the 17-foot mark about 6am this morning. The 4am National Weather Service river level forecast expects the river to crest at just over 17.5 feet before noon today.

As a result of the high river level, river flooding has pushed water and debris over low-lying roads near the river. The following list of includes affected Ferndale area roads that could impact your morning commute.


Water/Debris over the road

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  • Imhof Road between Douglas Road and Ulrich Road
  • Lampman Road west of Haxton Way
  • Ferndale Road between Ulrich Road and Slater Road
  • W Smith Road east of Northwest Drive
  • W Smith Road west of LaBounty Drive

The river level at Ferndale is expected to remain above the 15-foot mark through Tuesday morning.

Drivers should be prepared for road closures to continue through tomorrow and be alert for water and debris over other roadways.

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