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City of Renton Water Main Break at 39th & Oakesdale

December 3, 2007, 1:35 pm


City of Renton Emergency Operations Center (EOC), 425-430-7111
Preeti Shridhar, communications director 
Cell: 206-491-8158
Office: 425-430-6569

Deborah Needham, emergency management director

Power Outages, Cedar River Trail Closed, Sandbags Available from the City Maintenance Shops

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.

There is a water main break at 39th and Oakesdale. It is expected to take 1 hour to get shut down.  City staff are currently attempting to maintain pressure for downtown. 

Please note the following updates:

Power Outages:

  • Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has reported that currently there are approximately 950 customers without power in the Renton area.  A circuit off PSE's Paccar substation (which is located on N. 8th Street) has experienced an outage.  Servicemen have been dispatched and are tentatively scheduled to have power restored by 4:00 p.m. today (depending upon whether there is an associated underground outage). Contact PSE for more information.
  • Parts of the Renton Airport are without power. Currently the airport will remain open until dusk. 
  • The Renton Senior Activity Center is closed due to a power outage.
  • Signal light at Shattuck and Airport Way out, signal at Rainier Ave. and Airport Way is operating. Service (gas) station at Airport Way and Rainier does not have power. Concern about pump station just south of airport tower.
  • The Cedar River Trail is being closed by park crews from Bronson Way bridge to the Logan Street bridge due to flooding.
  • The Narco property is accumulating water either from clogged catch basins or insufficient capacity.  Park crews are monitoring.
  • Kennydale Beach Park has incurred some damage from surface water runoff and debris draining from Lake Washington Blvd., west through the park.  Park crews are monitoring.
  • Lake Washington Boulevard is closed between 41st St. and 48th St.
  • Sandbags are available at the City Maintenance Shops.  Citizens can pick up pre-filled bags or may fill as many bags as they anticipate needing.  Please call 425-430-7400.

Street and stormwater maintenance crews and public safety personnel continue to respond to known flooded areas within the city. Updates will be provided as available. Visit for emergency updates and flood response tips.  For current conditions go to NOAA's website.