Traffic delayed

Nov 15, 2017
Courtesy of: City of Mill Creek Traffic was delayed through the evening commute on Monday afternoon when strong winds blew large tree across the intersection at Seattle Hill Road and 35th Ave SE. Work crews from Snohomish County spent more than two hours cutting the tree into sections and clearing debris across that was strewn across the roadways while commuters were detoured traffic and installed a temporary traffic light. City crews were back on the streets on Wednesday to mitigate significant flooding at the end of 132nd Street to a Type 2 catch basin that’s connected to a storm water system. The cause of the most recent flooding is under investigation by the Silver Lake Water District.

City crews were back on the streets on Wednesday to mitigate significant flooding at the end of 132nd Street to a Type 2 catch basin that’s connected to a storm water system. The cause of the most recent flooding is under investigation by the Silver Lake Water District.

Flooding on 136th Street also closed one northbound lane of State Route 527 on Wednesday. Drivers were urged to proceed cautiously because of changing road conditions.The flooding took place on the 1300 block of 137th St. SE  between SR 527 and Jackson High School.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Michael Scherping | Nov 15, 2017 15:40

Extreme flooding? Perhaps due to the accumulation of leaves, branches and debris clogging everything. Apparently, Mill creek cut the street sweeper budget causing it to occur way less than in years past. I can’t remember it ever looking this bad before. The MCCA is horrible too. Instead of street-sweeping often like they used to, crews seemingly rake piles of leaves, branches and debris leaving it - what looks like an abundance of dead animal carcuses from a distance - on the side of the road.



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