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Water covering highways around the metro as storms continue to roll through

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Storms packing heavy rain are slowing down many drivers around the Portland metro Thursday.

The National Weather Service issued urban and small stream flood advisories for the Portland area and western Willamette Valley.

The Washington Department of Transportation is reporting that portions of Interstate 5 in Vancouver are covered with water due to the continued heavy rain.

WSDOT said water was covering both sides of the roadway at milepost 1.8 at 4th Plain Boulevard, closing the off-ramp.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported high water at Highway 6 and Highway 47 and that Highway 219 was closed near Mountain Home due to flooding.

For the latest road conditions, use our interactive traffic map, and you can track the storm using our interactive radar,

This is a developing story. Please stay with FOX 12 and KPTV.com for updates.

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