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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Streets clear for garbage pickup

Citizens asked to help clear storm drains

148th Avenue Northeast during floodingAll city streets have been cleared of snow and are passable, and garbage service has resumed. City community centers and park facilities are open. Garden d'Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden and the Group Health Ice Arena at Bellevue Downtown Park are both back in operation.

With temperatures rising, the severe weather shelter at Crossroads Community Center closed Monday.

With warming temperatures and rain forecast, the city is asking citizens to help by clearing storm drains in front of homes and businesses of snow and ice or debris, if possible, to avoid flooding. Bellevue has 20,000 public storm drains.

Drivers should remain careful, as there still may be patches of ice in some areas. To report hazardous road conditions, call the Utilities 24-hour emergency number 425-452-7840.

Allied Waste is back in service and will be picking up extra resiential garbage, recycling and yard debris that accumulated because of missed pickups during heavy snowfalls. The Extreme Weather Response pages offer preparation tips.

Allied does not pick up on New Year's Day. Customers whose regular pickup day is Thursday will be picked up on Friday next week, and those whose regular pickup day is Friday will be picked up on Saturday, weather permitting.

Comercial garbage customers will be serviced as soon as conditions allow safe collection. Priority services is given to locations such as hospitals and restaurants where public health is a concern.

Crews will continue to work to make sure storm drains are clear and stay on top of changing weather conditions. Crews started plowing roads on Dec. 12 when snow first appeared. Since then, a foot or more of snow has fallen in some parts of Bellevue.

See the ExtremeWeatherResponse pages for detailed information on canceled programs, shelters, closed facilities, preparations for heavy rain, as well as 

 

 

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Contact Information

Utilities Department
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Wendy Hairfield, Community Relations Specialist
Phone: 425-452-5215
E-mail: whairfield@bellevuewa.gov


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