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The Washington State Department of Transportation issued a closure of Interstate 5 from exit 68 at Highway 12 to exit 88 at Ground Mound. Highway 6 is also closed from milepost 6 to milepost 48 … more
Jim Hoerling, 71, has seen it time and time again.  “It’s typical when it rains too much, after you’ve had a pretty good snow,” said the longtime Centralia resident. … more
Glossy mailers from Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler landed in residents' mailboxes that claimed recent police reform prevented police from pursuing and detaining the suspected killer of a local … more
Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass and Highway 12 over White Pass will remain closed through at least Saturday, Jan. 8, because of dangerous weather conditions. Interstate 90 is closed between … more
For anyone needing shelter from the flooding, one is now set up and available at the Centralia Middle School, located at 901 Johnson Road in Centralia.  Lewis County staff along with the Red … more
Lewis County commissioners passed a local declaration of emergency Thursday afternoon during an emergency meeting in preparation for historic flooding along the Skookumchuck, Newaukum and Chehalis … more
According to Bucoda Mayor Steven Purcell, Bucoda-area residents have been issued a notice to be prepared for evacuation. The Skookumchuck River at Bucoda is now forecast to reach record highs, … more
The Skookumchuck River at Centralia now is projected to surpass its peak flood level by 2 feet on Friday morning, topping the record set in 1996, according to the National Weather Service … more
The National Weather Service (NWS) had the Skookumchuck River near Bucoda forecast to reach 215.26 feet late Friday morning, less than a foot under its historic peak at 216 feet in 2009.  At … more
An updated forecast from the National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service on Thursday morning shows that the Skookumchuck River at Centralia is expected to enter into … more
Restrictions and closures on a small number of Lewis County roadways were reported Thursday morning as excessive rainfall inundated the area.  Jackson Highway at Chehalis Valley Road was … more
Leaders with the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation and the Quinault Indian Nation gave an update Thursday morning during a Chehalis Basin Board meeting on how the independent Tribes … more
After a week of snow punctuated by a period of heavy rain, local rivers are predicted to escape their banks and cause major flooding today through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service … more
The omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading swiftly across Washington state as Gov. Jay Inslee warned residents about the risks of being unvaccinated in the wake of the new strain of the … more
A man accused of exploding an ATM in order to steal its contents at a Centralia bank in December has been charged with one count each of unlawful possession or control of a explosive device, … more
The omicron variant is here in Lewis County and COVID-19 activity is increasing.  Last week’s caseload increased 37% as 265 cases were reported the week of Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, according … more
An active weather pattern is expected to bring moderate to heavy rainfall and upwards of 3 inches of precipitation to the Twin Cities on Thursday, thrusting the area into a flood watch expected to … more
The new pastor at Toledo New Life Assembly of God Church, Frank Corbin, has a Staples “easy button” on his new desk in the church office — a room adorned with wild animal wallpaper … more
Charges against a Fords Prairie Animal Clinic veterinarian accused of unprofessional conduct have been withdrawn as part of a stipulation agreement, the state Department of Health announced last … more
Washington State Parks has invited the public to an open house to learn more about plans for the Willapa Hills Trail at Menlo and to offer input on the proposed trailhead and parking … more
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