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Posted on: January 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Water Main Break on King/Snohomish County Line

Water Main Break_1_18_19 Large Sinkhole

Road closures include 244th Street SW between 45th Avenue W and Cedar Way in Mountlake Terrace, and 205th Street NE between 33rd and 37th Avenues in Lake Forest Park.

Crews have been on site assessing the damage and making repairs. Residents of 43rd Avenue W are currently without water and the Department of Ecology was notified of sediment that was carried into Lyon Creek.

The situation is ongoing and at this time, the roadway will be closed at least overnight. Stay tuned for additional updates as more information becomes available. Updates will be posted on the city’s website (, City of Mountlake Terrace Government on Facebook, and CityofMLT on Twitter.

One large sinkhole resulted where the water main break occurred on the north side of the street and a second sinkhole was created on the south side of the street with the water main exposed. The roadway between the two sinkholes is unstable.


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