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September 6, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Storm’s wake: big sinkhole, mudslides, overflowed sewers

Lightning flashes over downtown Seattle around 9:45 p.m. Thursday in this 30-second exposure shot from the Water Taxi Pier in West Seattle. The storm’s heavy rains damaged roads, overflowed sewers and caused mudslides. By one estimate, more than 5,000 lightning strikes hit Western Washington during the storm. (Photo by Jeff Abel / Special to…

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August 24, 2012 at 4:04 PM

A sinkhole-afflicted road lane in Sodo reopens

The right lane of northbound First Avenue South reopened around 3 p.m. Friday, after city crews fastened a metal plate over a former sinkhole, near the crossing of South Massachusetts Street. That lane had been closed since early Tuesday, when a 16-inch diameter, century-old water main broke. City agencies originally predicted a Thursday reopening, but a cement-and-soil fill…

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