Kirkland Storm Update #9: All Roads Open Except Holmes Point Drive Due to Fallen Tree


Kirkland crews worked through the night clearing roads and have opened all roads that were closed for several days with the exception of the 13800 block of Holmes Point Drive where a fallen tree believed to be on power lines remains for Puget Sound Energy to clear.  A wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) is in effect until 10 a.m. January 21, 2012 in the East Puget Sound Lowlands and several other areas.  A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 30 to 39 miles per hour or gusts of 45 to 57 miles per hour are likely.  To monitor weather conditions visit NWS’s website at


Kirkland Roads  Now Open

  • 1st Street between 3rd Avenue and Central Way.
  • NE 116th Street from 98th Avenue NE to 104th Avenue NE.
  • NE 52nd Street between Lake Washington Boulevard and 108th Avenue.
  • NE 97th Street between 112th Avenue NE and 110th Avenue NE.
  • 5th Avenue South between Lake Street South and State Street South.
  • 5th Place between 15th Avenue and 18th Avenue.
  • NE 104th Street between 113th Court NE and 111th Avenue NE.
  • Side streets off Market Street from 10th Avenue north to 19th Avenue.


Waste Management to Service Commercial Customers on Saturday, 21, 2012

Waste Management drivers will be working an extended workday on Saturday, January 21 to provide service to commercial customers.  Service will be provided first to high priority customers such as hospitals and restaurants where public health is a concern.  Customers should check WM’s “Weatherboard” for collection service notices and updates at or call 800-592-9995.


Residents and Businesses Are Encouraged to Help 

  • Call 9-1-1 for life emergencies only.
  • To report fallen trees in the roadway, call Kirkland Public Works Maintenance Line at 425-587-3900 (24 hours).
  • To report a fallen power line or power outage, call Puget Sound Energy at 1-888-225-5773.
  • To report structural damage, call the Kirkland Building Department at 425-587-3600.
  • To report trees removed due to severe weather conditions to the Planning Department at 425-587-3235.
  • Keep storm drains clear of snow and debris to allow for water to properly drain, reducing flooding.
  • Uncover water meters for ease of access.
  • Be prepared for flooding and find preparedness information at
  • Be aware of the potential of carbon monoxide poisoning.  For prevention information, go to the State Department of Health website at and select “Winter Weather.”
  • Property owners adjacent to sidewalks are responsible for keeping them clear of snow and debris.