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Flooding Persists After Pacific Northwest Storms

After driving past road closed signs a driver flows their way down Harrison Avenue Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in downtown Centralia, Wash. The area is being flooded by the Skookumchuck River. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times via AP)
After driving past road closed signs a driver flows their way down Harrison Avenue Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in downtown Centralia, Wash. The area is being flooded by the Skookumchuck River. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times via AP)

Seattle (AP) -- Flooding coursed over roads, inundated farmland and curtailed access to a Native American reservation in Washington state on Sunday as the Pacific Northwest slowly recovered from a series of storms that have engulfed the region with rain and snow.

The swollen Chehalis River was expected to crest Sunday as the region enjoyed a dry weekend after a series of winter storms since Dec. 17. Crews, meanwhile, worked to open several major highways connecting Seattle to the east that have been closed for days by heavy snow, avalanches and debris.