VIDEO: Tree Down on SR-518 Just East of Burien, Blocking Right Lane


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BTB Reader Ted  Johnson sent us the following video shot with his iPhone, showing a downed tree over the eastbound lanes of SR-518 Friday afternoon (Feb. 17), just east of Burien:

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We’re not sure of the exact cause of the downed tree, or if there were any injuries, but we do know that a serious squall came through B-Town Friday afernoon, so we’re assuming the tree is a victim of the increased winds, which are predicted to gust as high as 39 mph Saturday.

Here’s the 7-day weather forecast:

Tonight: Showers, mainly before 10pm. Low around 41. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 14 mph increasing to between 20 and 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday: Showers. High near 44. Windy, with a south wind between 26 and 30 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Saturday Night: Showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southwest wind between 8 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Southwest wind around 11 mph.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. South southwest wind between 9 and 11 mph.

Washington’s Birthday: A 40 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 48.

Monday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 49.

Tuesday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 44.

Wednesday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 51.

Wednesday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.

Thursday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.

Thursday Night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Friday: Rain likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 46.

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2 Responses to “VIDEO: Tree Down on SR-518 Just East of Burien, Blocking Right Lane”
  1. Rainycity says:

    Did that tree get the blessing of an arborist before it fell?

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  2. Dixie says:

    That tree was not alone. Noticed going along 156th on north side of airport in the area between 3rd and 2nd runway light standards that a large number of trees had broken and fallen. Looked almost like a small tornado went through the area, or an awfully strong downdraft……..

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