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Flooding follows Tuesday's heavy rainfall


April 11, 2019

Mud and water covering Clay Street in Colfax prompted a city crew to close the road Tuesday night. This photo was taken Wednesday morning.

Steady rain Tuesday sent water roaring down Palouse drainages and caused extensive flooding in Pullman. Water from Missouri Flat Creek overflowed on to Grand Street where businesses were flooded.

Water also poured onto Grand from Stadium Way and other arterials which descend off hills from the campus area in the northeast quarter of the city and the northwest quarter.

Mud residue deposits and debris were along N. Grand Street Wednesday morning, but the water had subsided.

The deluge at Pullman caused erosion along the street. Some workers and shoppers at Pullman were stranded by the floo...

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