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UPDATE: 9-1-1 for King County Sheriff’s Office & partners is working again

UPDATE: 9-1-1 for King County Sheriff’s Office & partners is working again

UPDATE Dec. 28, 2018: The 9-1-1 system is working again for Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office, but some outages are still being reported. “Call 206-296-3311 if you are unable to reach... [Read more]

Water Dist. 54 customers near Normandy Park, Des Moines urged to boil water

Water Dist. 54 customers near Normandy Park, Des Moines urged to boil water

The Washington State Department of Health urged King County Water District 54 customers near Normandy Park and Des Moines to boil their tap water because potentially harmful E. coli bacteria were detected... [Read more]

ALERT: Normandy Park Police Warning Residents About Burglaries & Car Prowls

ALERT: Normandy Park Police Warning Residents About Burglaries & Car Prowls

The Normandy Park Police Department announced Tuesday (Nov. 20) that it’s warning citizens of a recent upswing in burglaries and vehicle prowls. “This is mainly happening off of 1st Ave, but... [Read more]

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Work May Disrupt SW 148th/First Ave South

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road Work May Disrupt SW 148th/First Ave South

The City of Burien announced on its website that construction work at the southwest corner of the intersection of SW 148th Street and 1st Avenue South intersection will continue all day Thursday, Oct.... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Winter Weather Advisory’ Issued; Up To 2″ More Of Snow Tonight?

WEATHER: ‘Winter Weather Advisory’ Issued; Up To 2″ More Of Snow Tonight?

Just when we thought it was all over, the National Weather Service issued a “Winter Weather Advisory” Saturday afternoon (Feb. 26th) warning us that “snowfall accumulations of a trace... [Read more]

BURIEN ALERT: Construction Begins On Ambaum Blvd. On Monday

BURIEN ALERT: Construction Begins On Ambaum Blvd. On Monday

Many of us B-Towners received a “Burien Alert” robocall Friday (Oct. 22nd), alerting us to the fact that, beginning Monday, Oct. 25th, construction crews will start work on curbs and sidewalks... [Read more]

Burienites May Receive Phone Alerts In Oct. 6 Earthquake Drill

Burienites May Receive Phone Alerts In Oct. 6 Earthquake Drill

If you live in Burien and your telephone rings on Wednesday, Oct. 6th, don’t be alarmed if you hear a recorded message for a test emergency earthquake drill. The City of Burien will participate in... [Read more]

City Of Burien Announces New “Burien Alert'” Emergency Call System

City Of Burien Announces New “Burien Alert'” Emergency Call System

The City of Burien announced in its latest quarterly newsletter (link to PDF file here) that it has created a “new way to receive alerts about natural disasters and other emergencies” it’s... [Read more]

WEATHER ALERT: Smog Warning Issued For This Weekend

WEATHER ALERT: Smog Warning Issued For This Weekend

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a warning for “high levels of ozone pollution” (smog) for both King and Pierce counties, and are forecasting levels to reach “Unhealthy for Sensitive... [Read more]

ALERT: All Lanes Of I-5 Northbound Closed At SR-599 Tonight

ALERT: All Lanes Of I-5 Northbound Closed At SR-599 Tonight

The Washington State Department of Transportation wants folks to be aware that all lanes of northbound I-5 at SR-599 in Tukwila will be closed tonight (Tues., Jan. 19th) beginning at 11:30pm and continuing... [Read more]

ADVISORY: Could See Record Cold Temps Saturday Morning

ADVISORY: Could See Record Cold Temps Saturday Morning

As if our wild and wacky winter wasn’t enough, here comes a new “Special Weather Statement” from the National Weather Service that may just freeze your weekend gardening plans –... [Read more]

ALERT: Phone Scam Targeting Hispanic Businesses

ALERT: Phone Scam Targeting Hispanic Businesses

Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna has released this alert, about a telephone scam in which Spanish-speaking callers claim to be from “the insurance agency”: Callers claim to be... [Read more]

1st-Hand Eyewitness Account: Snowplow Activity In Burien!

1st-Hand Eyewitness Account: Snowplow Activity In Burien!

As we were returning (slowly of course) on Sylvester Road from an all-day excursion to the eastside, we were nearly run off the road by an approaching large truck-like vehicle in the opposite lane. Turns... [Read more]

Watch For Burien Snow From The Comfort Of Your Browser (12/17/08)

Watch For Burien Snow From The Comfort Of Your Browser (12/17/08)

NOTE: THIS POSTING IS FROM 12/17/08: We’re tired of waiting for the snow.We’re tired of looking out the windows, squinting at street lights in hopes of seeing those oh-so-elusive white flakes... [Read more]

In-Between Election Returns, Clean Out A Storm Drain

In-Between Election Returns, Clean Out A Storm Drain

According to King County officials, a very heavy rainstorm is en route to our area (due here ’round Thursday) and we here at the B-Town Blog have a common-sense suggestion that may take your mind... [Read more]