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UPDATED: Lummi Peninsula road access established

Traffic control flagger - file photo
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LUMMI PENINSULA, Wash. — Whatcom County Public Works (WCPW) announced shortly after noon today, November 18th, they had reopened a lane of Haxton Way. This created the only current means of entering or leaving the Lummi Peninsula.

WCPW officials had given notice to residents that they were without any means of entering or leaving Lummi Peninsula on November 16th after floodwaters had forced the closure of Haxton Way, Lummi Shore Road and Marine Drive.

Today’s announcement said Lummi Nation is operating a pilot car/flagging operation to alternate the flow of traffic through the 1 open lane of Haxton Way. WCPW will continue to monitor the situation.

UPDATE 4pm – The pilot car/flagging operation will end at 9pm. As a result, the road will close. The situation will be reassessed by 9am tomorrow, Friday, November 19th.

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