I-5 in Lewis County reopens after closure due to flooding

Interstate 5 in Lewis County has reopened after it was shut down for several hours because of area flooding Friday morning. 

The closure started at about 8 a.m. and was about 20 miles, from Milepost 68 near Napavine and Milepost 88 near Grand Mound. 

Areas of Lewis County are still experiencing flooding. 

RELATED: Major flooding expected along south Thurston County rivers

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Flooding over Lewis County, Washington on Jan. 7, 2022. (KPTV via FOX)

Water was expected to start receding on Sunday, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn.

But on Friday afternoon, floodwaters receded faster than expected.  

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