Saturday night update

December 16, 2006 at 5:41 pm | In December 2006 windstorm, West Seattle weather | 2 Comments

In no particular order:

-Looks like the Beach Drive and Alki Point areas got their power back. However, Beach Drive is still blocked by a huge tree about two blocks north of Atlas. You can see the tree if you drive up to the blockage on the south side; on the north side, the street is roped off at Atlas, out of view range. (We don’t have upload capabilities at the moment, roving as we are, or we’d put up our photo.)

-Fauntleroy just west of California is finally open again, to let people use the usual path to the ferry dock and Lincoln Park. Today we saw what was left of the huge tree that apparently caused the blockage at Fauntleroy & Holly — two tree-service trucks had crews working to cut it up and chip it. (We’ll also have a picture of that when our power and upload capability come back.)

-There’s limited power in some Morgan Junction businesses now, but Starbucks, Tully’s, etc. are still closed. A little ways north on Cali Ave, the Rite Aid was open, but with low light.

-If you have any idea where Presto Logs can still be had, let us know. We went as far as McClendon’s in White Center, no luck. We’ve got firewood and no kindling.

-Speaking, sort of, of trees – the Christmas tree in The Junction is back up, with some concrete blocks to shore it up, and shining brightly for the massive crowds of folks who’ve flocked to The Junction amid this troubled time.

-Also in The Junction, Bakery Nouveau is apparently opening tomorrow (Sunday) — or so says the sign in its window. Remember that tomorrow also is the last Farmers’ Market of the year (back on 1/7 for the 10 am-1 pm “Winter Farmers’ Market”).

-If you go holiday shopping in The Junction, be sure to check out the thrift stores. Some incredible stuff to be had; we stopped in Backstage and Discovery today and found some neat buys.

2 Comments

  1. Last night about 6:30pm I was at the Junction True Value store and noticed they had just received a large shipment of bundled dry wood, presto logs and small bottles of propane.

    Power is on behind the Calif Junction now… all the way up down Alaska and up the other side of the hill.

    Comment by T. De — 9:20 am December 17, 2006 #

  2. There’s still a big section of Beach Drive without power tonight. We got sick of our fireplace that doesn’t draw well in these still conditions and are now camping at a friend’s apartment until the power comes back on.

    Comment by herongrrrl — 6:19 pm December 17, 2006 #

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