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City of Renton Emergency Operations Center Activated

December 3, 2007

Contact:
City of Renton Emergency Operations Center (EOC), 425-430-7111
Web: Rentonwa.gov
 
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 
Cell: 206-491-8158
Office: 425-430-6569

Deborah Needham, Emergency Management Director

Flooding Causes Traffic Delays in Renton

RENTON - The City of Renton Emergency Operations Center was activated today at 10:30 a.m. If citizens have a life-threatening emergency, they should call 9-1-1.

Street and stormwater maintenance crews and public safety personnel are responding to known flooded areas within the city and conducting a citywide assessment of public streets and storm drains.

The following areas are currently impacted by the heavy rains:

  • Detours are in effect for Ripley Lane. The City of Renton is working with the State and the Community Services Department to open up the pedestrian/bike trail for car access from the north.
  • Hardie Ave. is flooded and closed at the railroad tracks.
  • One lane at Duvall Ave. is closed.
  • There is some street flooding at Glenwood Ave. NE.
  • Oakesdale under I-405 was flooded and closed for a while. Debris has been cleared from catch basins, the Oakesdale underpass is now open.
  • The Clarion Hotel on East Valley Highway has a private parking lot flooding problem.
  • Two residences in low spots near Chuck's Donuts in the Renton Highlands have flooding problems.
  • There is water across the roadway at Lincoln and Monterey at the north end of Renton. Crews are removing debris from the system.
  • There are full drainage ditches along some roadways in Kennydale, but no road closures at this time.
  • A small stream from an underground spring at Leisure Estates in draining into the common property line.  Park crews are sandbagging and connecting a flexible pipe to divert the water.

Detours are in effect for:

  • Ripley Lane: The City of Renton is working with the State and the Community Services Department to open up the pedestrian/bike trail for car access from the north.

There are no reports of landslides in Renton at this time.

It is unknown how long these closures will remain in effect, and the City of Renton urges citizens to use alternative routes in these conditions. Updates will be provided as available. Visit Renton's Critical Emergency Information page for flood response tips. Other flood information can be found on rentonwa.gov.

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