Dec. 3, 2007
News from King County Department of Transportation
Release date: Dec. 3, 2007 - 8:45 p.m.
ROAD ALERT SPOTLIGHT
Travel conditions in King County steadily improve, but several road problems remain
The heavy rain is finally over, and that means King County can begin drying out and cleaning up from the worst storm of the season. The Road Services Division reports travel conditions throughout the county are generally improving this evening - but plenty of road problems remain.
Many roads in King County remain closed tonight - including several in the Snoqualmie Valley underwater due to flooding along the Snoqualmie River. And it's possible additional roads may need to be closed overnight as the peak flows make their way downstream to Carnation and Duvall.
Road crews will be patrolling throughout the night looking for trouble spots and opening or closing roads as conditions change. However, even with improving conditions, many motorists headed out for the morning commute will still have to contend with road closures and detours in some areas. The county continues to remind motorists never to drive around barricades or through standing water - this is how most lives are lost during floods.
Motorists should continue to monitor the weather and the latest King County Road Alerts as they prepare to head out for the morning commute. They are also encouraged to report road problems by calling 206-296-8100 or 1-800-KC ROADS. Road alerts and other updated information will also be posted on King County’s Web site, King County Department of Transportation’s Web site, and regional alerts via the Regional Public Information Network.