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December 4, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Heavy rains heighten landslide potential

Heavy rainfall over the past week, continuing a wet pattern of the last several weeks, has created the danger of landslides around Western Washington, according to the Weather Service. Rainfall totals around Western Washington of an inch or more in the last 24 hours has heightened the risk that saturated slopes could give way, the Weather Service noted…

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November 23, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Train tracks north of Seattle reopened to travel

The Associated Press Passenger train service north of Seattle resumed Friday morning after heavy rains and winds kept the tracks closed to passenger trains since midday Monday. BNSF Railways spokesman Gus Melonas says the railway stopped passenger and commuter service between Everett and Seattle for safety reasons. Most routes in Washington remained open to freight travel. Melonas says…

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