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East Riverside Drive reopens in Bothell | Update

East Riverside Drive in Bothell is now open. It was closed at 109th Avenue Northeast for several hours today after an accident last night.

A vehicle hit a power pole, shearing it off, and leaving wires hanging across the road. Puget Sound Energy repaired the electrical lines, and the road reopened after Comcast and Frontier repaired their lines.

However, 108th Avenue Northeast/112th Place Northeast between East Riverside Drive and Northeast 164th Place is still closed due to a fallen tree and power lines, which occurred last week. Comcast crews are now on scene clearing wires and then city crews will be able to remove branches and debris. The process is expected to take several more hours and with high winds expected tonight, the road will remain closed through tomorrow morning for safety.

"Please do not drive through the barricades. They are there for your safety," says a city press release.

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