The City of Bellevue is currently assessing the damage to many areas from this evenings storm. Significant damage and power outages are reported throughout the city especially the southwest areas of our community.
While we are thankful at this time there have been no reports of major injuries, Mayor Sanders and Bellevue's Public Safety Personnel advice Bellevue citizens to stay off the roads and stay away from any downed power lines that you may encounter. Emergency Personnel are experiencing a high volume of calls due to the damage, so staying off the streets will allow them to respond quickly.
Currently, the Streets Department is out clearing debris on the roadways and the Public Works Department has opened the Tree Dump on Cedar Island Road immediately and through the remainder of the weekend for residents and street crews to dispose of trees.
There are also a large number of power outages throughout Bellevue and OPPD is working to restore power throughout the area. Check this link for more information from OPPD regarding the power outages in our area. https://stormandoutage.com/2017/06/16/friday-night-storms-causing-outages/
The Bellevue Police Department reminds travelers to Treat all intersections without power as a FOUR WAY STOP!
Please be safe when assessing damage in your area and stay tuned for further updates from the City of Bellevue!