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29 Apr 2019 | 01:31 AM UTC

US: Road closures in Seattle (Washington) extended until April 29 /update 1

United States of America News Alert

Authorities expect road closures in Seattle (Washington state) to last until April 29 following fatal crane collapse; Monday commute disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/29/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Los_Angeles). COUNTRY/REGION Seattle

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Event

Authorities announced that road closures in downtown Seattle (Washington state) would likely be extended until at least Monday morning (local time), April 29, following the collapse of a construction crane. Mercer Street in Seattle's South Lake Union area will remain closed to all traffic until the "scene is secured," according to Seattle Department of Transportation officials, which is expected to be Monday. A closure is currently in place from Fairview Avenue to 9th Avenue and includes the southbound I-5 off ramp. Other road closures in the area, including Terry Avenue and Boren Avenue, may be lifted as early as Sunday evening. Traffic disruptions and congestion, particularly during the morning commute, are expected.

Context

A construction crane collapsed in Seattle's South Lake Union area on Saturday, April 27, killing four people and injuring four others. Authorities are working to remove the crane from Mercer Street.

Advice

Individuals in Seattle are advised to monitor the situation, allow additional time to reach their destination, and anticipate continued road closures and traffic congestion.

 

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