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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Update: Tree Near Fauntleroy Way SW; Slide on Rainier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
1/8/2009  1:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


Update: Tree Near Fauntleroy Way SW; Slide on Rainier


(SEATTLE)--In West Seattle, a fallen tree did not block Fauntleroy Way SW this morning as previously reported. The tree fell nearby on 39th Avenue SW, and did not entirely block that street. SDOT crews cleared the roadway.

The 9700 block of Rainier Avenue South will remain closed for most of today, with a detour beginning in the City of Renton, to Renton Avenue South, then to 51st Avenue South, returning to Rainier Avenue South. SDOT crews are completing the clearing of debris. They will position ecology blocks along the west side of the roadway as a temporary precaution in the event of further sliding. Conditions permitting, the roadway is scheduled to be reopened tonight for northbound and southbound traffic at 6:00 p.m.


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