10:11 AM: As announced, the city is clearing the mostly-RVs encampment on SW Andover and 28th SW right now, for the first time in the six-plus years that people have been living in a line of vehicles there. Some of the RVs were already gone before tow trucks and other city crews started showing up:
SW Andover is closed west of 26th, and 28th is closed north of Yancy.
Police are there as well as cleanup crews.
So far our crew has seen two passenger cars towed, and noted that the agencies responding include the Seattle Animal Shelter, as there are pets there too. (added) This sign is up, listing the vehicles towed so far:
(added) Trucks were towed too:
12:10 PM: One
RV trailer remains. Heavy equipment is scooping up piles of debris.
That’s on Andover. 28th (below) is also clear of vehicles – to Yancy; several are in view south of Yancy, by Dragonfly Park.
Police, SDOT, SPU, and cleanup-contractor crews are all still there. We’ll be going back later for another update.
5:06 PM: Back at the scene. Roads have reopened. City crews are all gone. So are all the vehicles and all the junk.
Also gone: All but one RV to the south on 28th by Dragonfly Park.
5:49 PM: Just received from the city:
Prior to the start of today’s RV Remediation and encampment removal on SW Andover Street between 26th Ave SW and 28th Ave SW, six RVs, three trailers, one box truck, three vehicles, two tents and 13 people were on site.
Four RVs and two trailers with a total of 9 people self-relocated from the area. The owners of the remaining two RVs and a box truck accepted referrals to hotels through King County’s Health Through Housing program and their inoperable RVs and truck were towed.
The occupant of the third trailer received a referral to a tiny house yesterday (6/15) and abandoned the trailer. That individual also relocated one of the vehicles from the site.
Two vehicles were abandoned and towed by the City.
One person residing in a tent was referred to 24/7 enhanced shelter.
In total, there were 12 referrals into enhanced shelter or tiny house village options from this location since outreach began on May 19.
During today’s RV Remediation, crews removed and disposed of an estimated 50,000 pounds of trash and debris.
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