Heavy rains slowing commuter travel Wednesday, raising flood threat

Due to flash flood warnings on the south Sound Transit commuter rail corridor, all trains between Lakewood and Seattle will be operating at reduced speed, Sound Transit announced at about 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Due to flash flood warnings on the south Sound Transit commuter rail corridor, all trains between Lakewood and Seattle will be operating at reduced speed, Sound Transit announced at about 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Therefore all trains are expected to be approximately 20 minutes late. Sign up here for rider alerts.

The Green River is in flood phase 3,  which means moderate flooding is expected in rural lowland areas. Urban areas of the Green River Valley are generally protected by the levee system, according to King County.

Be aware that flood conditions can change rapidly. More information at www.kingcounty.gov/flood or 1-800-945-9263.

Heavy rainfall will subside Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, but widespread moderate to major flooding continues today as runoff moves downstream in area rivers. Coastal flooding and landslides are also a concern. Stay tuned to www.weather.gov/seattle for the latest updates,


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