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Debris removal from Wide Hollow Creek will affect drivers

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YAKIMA, WA - A week after extensive flooding in north Yakima, city officials are working to make sure that doesn't happen again in another part of the city. It's a project that will impact your commute tomorrow morning if you drive in south Yakima.

Yakima city workers will be clearing out debris; a section of the Wide Hollow Creek that's just west of a bridge on 24th Avenue that crosses the creek.

Traffic restrictions will be put in place for about two hours, starting at 9:00 a.m. Southbound traffic near and across the bridge will be down to one lane. The city says drivers should expect delays along 24th Avenue because of heavy traffic during that time of the morning.

Officials also say that access to homes and businesses in the area will be available as best as possible.

The following is a news release from the City of Yakima:

The removal of debris from a section of Wide Hollow Creek will result in traffic impacts along a small portion of 24th Avenue for about two hours on Friday, March 24th.

Crews from the City of Yakima’s Streets Division and Wastewater Collections Division will be removing debris from Wide Hollow Creek just west of a bridge on 24th Avenue that crosses the creek from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:00 a.m. on March 24th.  Southbound traffic along the section of 24th Avenue near and across the bridge will be restricted to one lane while the project is underway.

Because of heavy traffic volumes, drivers can expect delays in the project area.  Drivers should use alternate routes if possible until the work is completed.

Drivers are reminded that the speed limit through all traffic-related works zones within the City of Yakima is 20 miles-per-hour.

Access to homes and businesses in the project area will be maintained as best as possible and emergency vehicles will be allowed through the project area if necessary.

As always, the schedule for this type of a project is subject to change daily dependent on weather, equipment failure, and emergencies.

For additional information about this project, contact Streets and Traffic Operations Manager Joe Rosenlund at 576-6430 or Surface Water Engineer Randy Meloy at 576-6606.

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