City crews are encouraging drivers to avoid traffic delays on Factoria Boulevard while they clean up oil that washed onto the roadway early Wednesday during a heavy rainstorm.
The rains caused flooding on Factoria Boulevard, which caused oil to spread over all lanes in both directions. The affected area is between Southeast 34th and Southeast 38th streets. City crews put oil-absorbent booms in place to help with the cleanup and the state Department of Ecology was notified about the incident. It's unknown exactly how much oil washed onto the street. Utility and Transportation crews continue to assess possible impacts.
Transportation officials recommend that drivers headed to Factoria Mall use Coal Creek Parkway from the south. The work may take all day and last into the afternoon commute time.
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