Mercer Island Snow Day – City Update

February 6, 2017 | by Erin Sirianni

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[A new update, as of 7:30 pm, is now available on the City of Mercer Island website.]

While the snow day meant snowmen and sledding fun for many Mercer Island families, it also meant power outages, road closures, tree damage, and other challenges for other community members.

Here’s the latest update, shared on Monday at 4:30 pm. from the City of Mercer Island:

Crews will continue to work 24-7 on shifts to get the job done…
As always, if you have a true emergency, call 9-1-1

To report downed trees to the City call: 206-275-7608.
To report downed powerlines, or power problems, call PSE: 1-888-225-5773
(Check their online outage map first if possible).

Road Closures:
EMW: 4200-5400 continuous
EMW: 6100 block
EMW: 6250 vicinity

WMW: 3800 block
WMW: 4500 block
WMW: 7200 block
72 Ave SE 2900 block
80 Ave SE 7100 block
89 Ave SE 4300 block
92 Ave SE 4100 block
9500 block Mercerwood

Signals are out at 40th and ICW: Treat as a 4-Way Stop.
PSE is on-scene and working with City crews to regain access to problem areas, along EMW in particular. After that, they can begin to estimate power restoration times.

Currently about 2500 accounts are without power.

Comcast has reported no major impacts to equipment, just power-related service outages
Some info:

City Hours:
City facilities will close to the public at 3:00pm today.
Tonight’s Council Mtg is canceled and moved to Weds Feb 8.
For more updates, visit City of Mercer Island Emergency Preparedness news page.