BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation announced about 5pm today, November 15th, that both directions of I-5 will remain closed overnight due to flooding & active slides that threaten the highway.
Northbound lanes will be closed at Nulle Road (milepost 246) and southbound lanes at N Lake Samish (milepost 244).
With Valley Highway (SR9) and Chuckanut Drive (SR11) currently closed, there will not be a detour route around this closure.
Early tomorrow, WSDOT personnel will evaluate the hillside along northbound I-5 to determine the next steps.
The issues on southbound I-5 are related to water over the roadway 6-8 inches deep, which WSDOT will work to address during the daylight hours tomorrow.
Travelers should not attempt to go around the closures for everyone’s safety.