WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Water, mud woes

10:34 AM: The clouds are lifting and the rain is much lighter, but water woes persist around West Seattle. We’re checking on trouble spots reported by readers (thanks!):

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That’s Delridge Way SW at Myrtle, where the water’s deepest on the northbound side. Just off Delridge, and to the south, Longfellow Creek’s running high, Josh tweeted:

We’re out checking on a couple other reports right now.

10:46 AM: West Marginal Way had been reported to be in bad shape in the usual swampy spots north of Highland Park Way, but city crews are there now and the trouble is mostly just the outside lanes:

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Another heavy shower moved through between our updates, too.

11:11 AM: Thanks for the tip about a small slide that’s taken down a few trees behind the Harbor Park condos in the 1700 block of Harbor SW – here’s what you can see through the east fence:

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The National Weather Service has a Special Weather Statement in effect, warning of slide risk. More than 8 percent of Seattle’s surface area is slide-prone, the city reminds us.

1:57 PM: And as we head into mid-afternoon, a big sunbreak:

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Looks ominous to the south/southwest, though.

2:34 PM: As another band of showers heads this way, five weather alerts have now been announced for our area. Separate story to come soon, but in the meantime, you can see them all linked here.

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Water, mud woes"

  • Pilsner February 9, 2017 (11:23 am)

    A quiet momemt of energy for all those who have old sump pumps.

    • 1000amys February 9, 2017 (11:46 am)

      Too late. 

  • chemist February 9, 2017 (11:32 am)

    If you notice a storm drain that’s not functioning (and it’s more plugged than just some leaves accumulating on the grate) then you can report it using this form.  http://www2.seattle.gov/util/forms/pluggedDrain/

  • Carole A Allen February 9, 2017 (11:58 am)

    How’s that hill with the 100+ missing trees holding up?

  • Elevated Concerns February 9, 2017 (1:05 pm)

    The fire station construction site was diverting water directly onto the path people are forced to use.  No way to avoid water deep enough that it came into my boots.  When asked why don’t you divert it to another area they 3 men standing there commented that this is the way the city designed it.  Irresponsible and dangerous considering we are already walking in the roadway to begin with.

  • H February 9, 2017 (2:08 pm)

    Developed a roof leak because I neglected the moss on the roof. Not my most brilliant moment :(

  • Mk February 9, 2017 (4:56 pm)

    Anybody else basement taking water on Alki? This the season!

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