Broken beaver dam floods neighborhood in Washington State

Posted at 11:13 AM, Nov 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-16 11:34:30-05

MILL CREEK, Wash. —Officials say two trees fell on a beaver dam in Mill Creek, Washington, sending water gushing through a suburban neighborhood.

The city of Mill Creek later said that the flooding occurred when two trees snapped in a Mill Creek wetland, fell and smashed a beaver dam, releasing a gush of water into neighborhoods.

The flooding closed 136th Street SE between SR 527 and Jackson High School, and people were encouraged to avoid the area, according to KCPQ.