The waterlogged coastal plain of Washington and Oregon led off all three newscasts. ABC's Neal Karlinsky and CBS' Bill Whitaker were in Centralia. "This is not a lake behind me. This is I-5 the main north-south artery along the west coast," Whitaker demonstrated. Karlinsky showed us the detour on the map because of the 20-mile closure: the 165-mile Seattle-Portland route is now 440 miles. Some 110,000 residents have lost their electricity supply in the two states and at least five may be dead. NBC had George Lewis in Seattle where "mudslides crashing into houses" are a "continuing problem." Check out Lewis' "lighter moment" when rainsoaked residents started rooting for a salmon swimming across a flooded road.
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