Tigard, Tualatin officials watch for flooding
Tigard and Tualatin officials are watching the recent wet weather as well as local waterways in anticipation of possible flooding in the coming days.
In Tualatin, recent rain and snow runoff has city crews eying the rising Tualatin River.
"The Tualatin River continues to rise and we expect it to reach 113 feet around Jan. 9, which is the level that causes localized flooding in a few locations, including Nyberg Lane," Megan George, Tualatin assistant city manager, wrote in an email Friday morning. "We're anticipating closing Nyberg Lane as we get closer to that point."
In Tigard, Marissa Grass, a spokesperson for the Tigard Public Works Department, said the city is preparing for localized flooding as well and public works crews are standing by 24 hours a day. Already, Cook Park has seen some flooding.
As of Thursday, a flood watch and flood advisory had been issued for the Tualatin River by the National Weather Service.
Both cities are offering free sandbag services for any residents in need.
In Tigard, the sandbag station is in the parking lot of the public works building at 8777 S.W. Burnham St. In Tualatin, visit the public works department at 10699 S.W. Herman Road.Â
Both locations require residents to supply their own shovels.
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