9:37 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Fallen tree blocks highway at Lake Forest Park 

LAKE FOREST PARK, Wash. — The state Transportation Department says crews hope to reopen Highway 522 at Lake Forest Park late Thursday morning.

Workers are removing a large tree that fell across the highway about 3 a.m. and also brought down power lines.

Seattle City Light said more than 4,500 customers in Lake Forest Park and Shoreline lost power.

Highway 522 is a major Seattle commuter route around the north end of Lake Washington. Traffic was detoured to Ballinger Way and NE 145th Street.