TILLAMOOK, Ore. — Highway 101 through Tillamook has reopened after 5 inches of rain shut down part of the road and caused flooding that damaged cars and forced at least one business to close.

KGW-TV reports that the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office says the mountains got 10 inches of rain and the Wilson River rose 5 feet above flood stage at the storm’s height.

Flooding is common in the area during heavy winter rains, but authorities say events like these typically don’t happen this early in the season.

Information from: KGW-TV, http://www.kgw.com/

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