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Morning traffic, transit and weather

It’s 6am. Good morning!

Stuck on the road/air/water? Text or call us (when you can do so safely) at 360-223-1438 and we can look into it.

TRAFFIC

From 8:30am to 3pm today, the left northbound lane of I-5 near the Nulle Road interchange will be closed while WSDOT crews make guardrail repairs.

Birch Bay-Lynden Road remains closed between Kickerville Road and Portal Way due to a washout (repairs are underway). It is anticipated temporary fixes will allow the road to reopen “by March.” Permanent fixes will be years away.

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Repairs at various locations on Mount Baker Highway (SR542) continue and are expected to be completed soon.

S Pass Road remains closed approximately 0.1 miles east of North Pass Road due to an active landslide. Repairs are underway and once complete, possibly by the end of February, the road will reopen to single-lane traffic.

North Fork Road remains closed to the public 2 miles north of Mosquito Lake Road due to a washed out a section of road temporarily repaired with gravel. It is expected to be reopened once paving can occur this spring. Until then, everyone should avoid this route if at all possible.

Everson Road (SR544) has a speed reduction (25mph) at the Nooksack River bridge while both lanes remain open. WSDOT says this “will continue until a new bridge can be designed and built.”

Goshen Road remains closed approximately 500 feet west of Roberts Road due to flood damage. It is hoped to be able to reopen the road for public use mid-February.

Drayton Harbor Road, immediately west of Shintaffer Road, continues to erode after heavy rain and high tide events. A single lane of the road is open with a stop sign at both ends.

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The road to Artist Point from the Heather Meadows Day Lodge at the Mount Baker Ski Area is closed to vehicle traffic for the winter season.

Light snowing is falling this morning with compact snow on Mount Baker Highway and no vehicle restrictions.

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Readers are encouraged to stay up to date on local driving conditions via the Whatcom News Traffic page.


TRANSIT

Whatcom Transit Authority buses will be running on regular routes and schedules. Except for the following

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  • 4 Downtown: While State Street is closed south of Ohio Street during the bridge replacement, catch the bus on Cornwall Street.

Monitor the WTA interactive map through the day.

The Lumi Island ferry is operating on its regular schedule.

Bellingham International Airport flights are arriving and departing without local delays


WEATHER

There are currently no active weather alerts.

General western Washington forecast from the National Weather Service says a stalled front will cause light rain to persist over western Washington through most of the day. Rain will decrease this evening and through tonight before a cold front sweeps across the region on Friday.

Western Whatcom County
Cloudy with 70% probability of precipitation. Highs in the low 40s. South winds to 15mph.

Eastern Whatcom County
Cloudy with 70% probability of precipitation, mostly in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. South winds to 15mph. Snow level about 3,000 feet and rising.

Whatcom County Coast
Winds over the waters are expected to be light today.


Whatcom News readers are encouraged to stay up to date with the current weather forecast for their specific locations via the Whatcom News Weather page.

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