SEATTLE — State Highway 410 was closed Thursday night northwest of Yakima due to several mudslides over the roadway, as a tumultuous day of weather saw thunderstorms and rain roll through Washington on both sides of the Cascade Mountains.
The Washington Transportation Department said the mudslides hit nine miles west of the junction with U.S. Highway 12. Transportation officials did not know when the highway would reopen.
By Thursday night, “tons of showers” and thunderstorms had been reported all over Eastern Washington, said National Weather Service meteorologist Mike McFarland in Seattle.
In southwest Washington, McFarland said not all of the heaviest rain in the Winlock and Toledo area fell near rain gauges. Nearby Centralia recorded 1 1/2 inches in 12 hours, he said.
Scattered power outages were reported.