Maple Valley Highway closed due to landslide | UPDATED: One westbound lane open

UPDATE (5:17 p.m.): Both eastbound lanes and one westbound lane is now open. City crews are still working on cleaning up fallen trees and placing grounding strips on power lines.

Estimated time before all westbound lanes are open is three hours.


UPDATE (3:44 p.m.): One westbound lane on Maple Valley Highway is now open.


Original story: Maple Valley Highway (SR 169) is shut down for westbound traffic due to a landslide.

Traffic is shut down at 140th Way Southeast and and Maple Valley Highway. Eastbound traffic is limited to one lane east of I-405 and Maple Valley Highway.

It is estimated that the road will be closed from anywhere from 3-5 hours. Public Works and Emergency Management crews are on site working on clearing the road. It is estimated that the highway will be cleared and open by evening commute.

Earlier this morning there was a landslide on Lake Washington Boulevard between the entrances to Gene Coulon Memorial Park. City crews completed the clean-up by 8 a.m. and are monitoring the situation.

Please be aware that conditions on hillsides can change rapidly. If you see a slide, please ensure your own safety and then call 9-1-1.

This is an ongoing story. We will update the story as soon as we get more information.