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City of Renton Emergency Update

December 3, 2007, 9:55 pm


Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 
Cell: 206-491-8158
Office: 425-430-6569

Deborah Needham, Emergency Management Director
Office: 425-430-7027 

Emergency Operations Center De-activated, Most Roads Open, Power Restored, Firefighters control Fire at McDonalds

RENTON - The Renton City Council was considering a local emergency declaration this evening for emergency response activities that occurred within the City of Renton today. 

The City of Renton Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was de-activated at 8:00 p.m. Emergency personnel will continue to monitor weather conditions remotely throughout the night and will reactivate the EOC if necessary to handle any new occurrence that require coordination at that level.

Many of the areas affected by the heavy rains earlier today are returning to normal operations. Street and stormwater maintenance crews and public safety personnel responded all day to known areas within the city that experienced damage or flooding due to the weather conditions.  In addition to responding to higher than normal service call volumes, fire crews responded to a three-alarm commercial blaze at the McDonald’s on Rainier Avenue in Renton. Fire crews remain on scene to monitor hot spots at that fire, now under control.

Please note the following updates:

  • Crews repaired the water main break at 39th and Oakesdale and water has been restored to customers in the Valley.
  • Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has reported that power has been restored in all areas in Renton. For Puget Sound Energy updates call 1-888-225-5773.
  • Firefighters were able to control the fire that broke out earlier today at the McDonald’s on Rainier Avenue.
  • Renton Municipal Airport is back to normal operations.
  • The Renton Senior Activity Center will resume normal operations Tuesday.

Current Road Closures:

  • The road is closed at NE 31st St. at May Creek due to a culvert that is washed out and exposed
  • Lake Washington Blvd. is closed between N 41st and N 48th
  • Ripley Lane is closed at the 4300 block
  • The Cedar River Trail is closed from Bronson Way Bridge to the Logan Street Bridge.

Updates will be provided as available. For current conditions go to NOAA's website. If citizens need emergency assistance, dial 9-1-1.