LAKE STEVENS — Heavy rain late Monday triggered flash floods along Callow and Grade roads.
Rain poured down on much of Snohomish County, causing drivers to slow down on many roads where the water backed up over the pavement.
In Lake Stevens, city public works crews were out overnight and Tuesday for cleanup, including street sweeping and backfilling shoulders that washed out.
“We had water over the road,” public works director Eric Durpos said. “Nothing major, but it sure made a mess.”
Photos from Monday night show water deep enough to cover the road and creep onto the sidewalk. A homeowner described large amounts of debris in the road and water flooding over driveways and into yards.
Tuesday morning saw mud on driveways, and one man’s flowerbed washed away, Durpos said.
The rainstorm came after months of work on Callow Road, including stretches of new sidewalk, sewer main and gas lines. Power poles, water hydrants and meters also have been relocated.
Much of the work is related to the Nourse housing development at Callow and Highway 92. Workers for the developer were cleaning up the flash flood debris at the work site.
“I hope this isn’t an indicator of how the winter is gonna go,” Durpos said.
The National Weather Service in Seattle is predicting showers and possible thunder storms into Thursday. The Wednesday forecast for the Everett area included a chance of hail.