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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Widespread cleanup operation follows yesterday’s storm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
12/4/2007  10:25:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Widespread cleanup operation follows yesterday’s storm

SEATTLE-Approximately 47 SDOT Street Maintenance and Cleaning employees are deployed today clearing landslide and storm debris from streets around the city following yesterday’s heavy rainfall. Crews use backhoes and mechanical sweepers, and where machines can’t reach, they use hand tools: shovels and brooms.

• Crews reopened Lake Washington Boulevard South through the Arboretum this morning. Water that had covered the roadway receded overnight and crews swept the street this morning to remove mud and debris.

• In the 2400 block of Westlake Ave N, one southbound lane remains closed for repairs following yesterday’s landslide.

• Golden Gardens Drive at View Ave NW remains closed until spring due to a collapsed roadway. The dog run will be accessible from the park at the bottom of the hill.

• Streets in the Midvale area are now open after water receded early this morning. The four-block area that was flooded is bounded by Aurora Avenue N, Stone Way N, N 109 Street, and N 105th Street. SDOT crews are cleaning the streets.

• 35th Avenue NE from NE 109th Street to NE 110th Street is closed while SDOT paving crews fill a void that occurred in the street yesterday, and then restore the pavement.

• NE 105th at 27th Ave NE remains closed due to an exposed water main.

• 15th Ave NE is now open at NE 133rd St (in the Jackson Park area) after water receded.

• Perkins Lane at W Raye Street will be open will open later today when SDOT crews complete cleaning.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $8 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.


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