Lake Washington Boulevard blocked

August 20, 2015

NEW — 4:21 p.m. Aug. 20, 2015

A broken-down semitruck and trailer is causing delays on Lake Washington Boulevard.

The truck, which has a large crane on the top, is stalled at the hairpin turn on Lake Washington Boulevard between Denny’s and the Newcastle Shell Station.

The road was partially blocked with traffic control as of 4 p.m. Thursday, according to an e-news blast from the city.

It will be fully blocked later tonight though, between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. as workers clear the roadway.

The city says to avoid the area, if possible.

House fire causes $500,000 in damage

March 2, 2012

Contributed by the Bellevue Fire Department This Newcastle home, in the 6400 block of Lake Washington Boulevard Southeast, caught fire Feb. 3 after a stack of cardboard boxes were ignited by radiant heat from the home’s fireplace.

A residential fire in Newcastle destroyed a home the afternoon of Feb. 3 and sent one of the occupants to the hospital with minor burns.

The home is located in the 6400 block of Lake Washington Boulevard Southeast.

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