Northwest NEWS

January 4, 1999

Front Page

Navigating around the waters

traffic jam

Commuter traffic was backed up around the Valley last week after flooding caused closure of NE 124th St.
Staff photo by Andrew Walgamott.

Matilda the terrier

Matilda, a 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier, splashes through floodwaters that covered MacDonald Park in Carnation. According to her owner, Sean Hogge of Duvall, Matilda is a direct descendant of Petey, the canine star of The Little Rascals movie series and a ham in her own right.
Staff photo by Lisa Allen.

   Heavy rain last week, coupled with a high freezing level in the Cascades, caused the Snoqualmie and Tolt Rivers to go over their banks for the fourth time in the last two months.

   The Snoqualmie crested in Carnation on Wednesday afternoon at close to 57.5 feet, or about three and a half feet over winter flood stage. Although fire districts in Duvall and Carnation alerted residents in low-lying areas, water mainly covered pastureland and caused some roads to be closed. No significant problems were reported.