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Floodwaters seen spilling over onto Main Street at 1st Avenue (November 15, 2021). Photo: Whatcom News

Some main arterials reopen in Ferndale area while others remain closed

FERNDALE, Wash. — Main Street and W Axton Road were reopened overnight according to City of Ferndale officials.

Motorists struggled yesterday while main arterials around the Ferndale were closed due to flood waters and debris encroaching roadways. Adding to the challenge, all northbound I-5 lanes and a southbound lane of I-5 were also closed in the Ferndale area.

This morning, Wednesday, November 17th, Ferndale officials said Main Street had been reopened on both sides of I-5.

Washington State Department of Transportation said I-5 mainline lanes in both directions were open as were the I-5 on- and off-ramps at the Main Street interchange (milepost 262).

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Whatcom County Public Works (WCPW) has reopened Imhof Road south of Douglas Road, Ferndale road north of Slater to Ulrich Road and Ulrich Road between S Church and Ferndale Road after they had been closed.

Still closed are Slater Road between LaBounty Drive and Ferndale Road, Marine Drive between Rural Avenue and Lummi Shore Drive and Ferndale Road north of Ulrich Road.

WCPW officials reported that all vehicle access to the Lummi Peninsula has been blocked by floodwaters.

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