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Drivers Detoured to Highway 12

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- Drivers traveling between the Seattle and Portland areas will be detoured through Yakima today.

The Department of Transportation has closed Interstate-5 near Centralia because of flood warnings. They say the Chehalis River could reach 75 feet today, which would put I-5 under five feet of water.

The detour takes drivers over Snoqualmie Pass on I-90, through Yakima, then back over the mountains on Highway-12.

DOT officials say they expect I-5 to be open later today, or possibly tomorrow.

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