Downed trees, disrupted train service and a lightning-struck 911 radio system are some of the remainders of Thursday’s ferocious storm.
Lightning strikes disrupted South Sound 911 fire dispatch radio communications just before 9 p.m. Thursday.
Incoming 911 calls are not affected, the agency said. Crews were working on repairs Friday.
As many as 10 mudslides just north of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge have halted passenger rail traffic on the line used by about 60 freight and passenger trains daily. Along with mud, rock and trees also came tumbling down.
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The tracks have a 48-hour hold placed on them, said BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas. That will keep the tracks closed to passenger trains until 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
“We’ll reassess on Saturday,” Melonas said. The closure of the line adds to an already diminished West Coast passenger system.
Freight trains began slowly moving on the line again at 1 p.m. Friday.
“We’re walking them through,” Melonas said. “Debris continues to come down. It’s quite sloppy. The last seven months have led to this.”
In Thurston County, North Thurston Public Schools closed its schools Friday and several roads remain closed due to fallen trees.
Classes at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School in Tacoma were canceled on Friday after the school’s fire alarm system was damaged by Thursday’s storm.
Puget Sound Energy’s outage map showed nearly 10,000 customers without power from Seattle to Centralia.
Seattle broke a rain record on Friday. This is the wettest October through May in history (record keeping began in the 1890s), according to the National Weather Service.
With 0.20 inches of rain today the new record for Seattle now stands at 45.90 inches since Oct. 1.
Seattle has been relatively dry today compared to some other areas. By 5 a.m. Friday, 1.33 inches of rain had fallen in Auburn. Nearly half an inch had fallen in Puyallup by 7 a.m.
The forecast in Pierce County Friday calls for showers after 8 a.m. with a high near 59. The wind could get breezy — up to 22 mph.
The weekend is mixed. Plan your indoor activities for Saturday and outdoor for Sunday.
A 40 percent chance of rain is forecast for Saturday, the Weather Service said.
Sunday will be mostly sunny with a high near 62.
The dry weather should stick around until Tuesday night when a chance of showers returns.