Blowdowns cause road closures

City, school district encourage safe and alert driving.

After high winds over the weekend, several Mercer Island roads are currently closed in both directions: the 7200 block of W. Mercer Way,  the 4600 block of E. Mercer Way and the 7100 block of SE 29th St.

The 4600-4800 blocks of E. Mercer Way were expected to be closed for at least 12 hours, starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

There is no further ETA for re-openings, as they are dependent on Puget Sound Energy (PSE)

Mercer Island schools had a planned closure today. There have been no weather-related school cancellations thus far, and Monday, March 14 was reserved as a school make-up day.

“We hope anyone traveling does so safely,” the school district posted on March 10.

Check the PSE outage map for more information.

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