FERNDALE, Wash. — Officials with Whatcom County Public Works announced Slater Road has been closed just before midnight on Saturday, December 24th, due to water and debris over the roadway east of Ferndale Road and west of LaBounty Drive.
The announcement recommended, “Please find an alternate route.”
Once closed, Slater Road traffic in both directions is typically detoured via Imhof Road and Main Street.
About 12:15am on Sunday, December 25th, there was a report of a vehicle stranded in the flooded section of Slater Road east of the Nooksack River bridge just as the gates were being closed. First responders were dispatched to make a water rescue.
River level forecasts can change frequently so drivers and property owners are advised to monitor the Nooksack River level forecast.