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What’s happening in Whatcom County for Nov. 19

A pickup truck drives through receding flood water on Marine Drive west of Ferndale Road on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Another storm this week flooded the road. The section between Rural Avenue and Lummi Shore Drive remained closed as of Thursday morning.
A pickup truck drives through receding flood water on Marine Drive west of Ferndale Road on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Another storm this week flooded the road. The section between Rural Avenue and Lummi Shore Drive remained closed as of Thursday morning. pdwyer@bellinghamherald.com

Roads reopening

Whatcom County Public Works crews were busy Thursday morning, Nov. 19, picking up warning signs as water recedes from flooded roads. The county regularly updates a list of road closures and limitations.

The damage to Mount Baker Highway will take longer to fix, though the road is open.

While the storm did some damage locally, other areas of the state took the brunt of recent weather. Spokane seemed to fare the worst.

WWU recognizes marine center director

Western Washington University’s Shannon Point Marine Center is naming its commons area after former SPMC Director Steve Sulkin. The university will celebrate the naming from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the marine center.

Repertory celebrates anniversary

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“Eyes East,” choreographed by Gina Bolles Sorensen, is one of the works in “Ten,” from Bellingham Repertory Dance Nov. 19-21 at Firehouse Performing Arts Center. NOLAN ALAN MCNALLY Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Bellingham Repertory Dance celebrates its upcoming 10th anniversary with a program of contemporary dance works in a performance appropriately called “Ten,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21 and 5 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Fairhaven. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at the door; student rush available.

Popular videos

The Washington State Patrol explaining a freeway chase and then crash on South Samish Way has been popular since it was posted Wednesday afternoon.

Waves crashing against the shore at Birch Bay during this week’s storms also has been a popular one.

What’s happening in Whatcom County is a weekday feature on Bellinghamherald.com. Send tips for this column to newsroom@bellinghamherald.com.

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