Courtesy Photo, City of Kent

Courtesy Photo, City of Kent

Most city of Kent streets reopen as heavy rain goes away

New closure Wednesday, Dec. 6 at intersection of SE 256th Street and 148th Ave. SE

The city of Kent reports one new road closure Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 6, due to flooding from rain, but other previously closed streets are open.

Several streets still have water over the roadway, as of 1 p.m. Dec. 6, according to the Public Works Department.

Intersection closed:

• SE 256th St. and 148th Ave. SE is closed due to water over the roadway

Now open:

• 124th Ave. SE from SE Kent Kangley Road to SE 270th St is now open

• 76th Ave. S between S 212th St to S 228th St is now open

• Westbound lanes on East James St between Central Ave N to 94th Ave S are now open

Traffic impacts:

• Curb lane closure on S 196th St at 81st Ave S due to water over the roadway

Water over roadway:

• 124th Ave SE from SE Kent Kangley Road to SE 270th St is open, but still has some water over the roadway

• 76th Ave S between S 212th St to S 228th St is open, but still has some water over the roadway

• W James St between Washington Ave N to Lincoln Ave, under the 167 overpass

• 81st Ave S. at S 196th St

City Public Works staff ask drivers to avoid driving through standing water; alternate routes advised.

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent. FILE PHOTO
Discarded cigarette leads to arrest of Kent double homicide suspects

DNA reveals man, woman who reportedly killed two people in January 2023 at local motel

State Patrol chief thanks public for support of trooper shot in Kent

Trooper’s injuries are not life threatening despite being shot multiple times

Boy, 17, fatally shot in Kent in exchange of gunfire identified | Update

Shooting between subjects in vehicles Feb. 20 along East Valley Highway near South 180th Street

Car damaged by bullets during Feb. 19 Interstate 5 shooting. (Courtesy of Washington State Patrol)
King County Councilmember wants more info about I-5 shootings

The letter, addressed to WSP Chief John R. Batiste, comes in wake of a Feb. 19 drive-by shooting that occurred on I-5 in Tukwila that left a victim in critical condition.

Kent man, 83, dies after medical emergency while driving on East Hill

Reportedly died from medical issue prior to single-car crash Feb. 2o along 132nd Avenue SE

Rep. Mia Gregerson. COURTESY PHOTO, Legislative Support Services
Gregerson state bill aims to improve immigration support

Designed to better address needs of refugees, immigrants arriving in Washington state

Federal Way man faces charges for shooting, injuring trooper in Kent

Trooper reportedly shot nine times Feb. 16 after a struggle following foot pursuit

Courtesy image, U.S. Department of Justice
Kent man pleads guilty to selling guns to those with criminal histories

Sold more than 100 firearms to those barred from possessing guns

Man dies after shooting in Kent on King County Metro bus

Altercation between two men led to shooting Friday afternoon, Feb. 16

File photo
Puget Sound Energy files two-year rate plan for electric, natural gas

Driven by the state’s clean energy laws, the plan has been filed to the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.

Washington Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program advocacy group at the State Capitol for HB 1916. (Photo Courtesy of Kindering)
‘When services decline, it’s the kids who pay the price’

Legislative bill would recover funding for the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers program - and could save the state millions.

A screenshot of the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One helicopter view of the arrest of a Kent man after carjacking incidents Feb. 13 in Kent. COURTESY IMAGE, King County Sheriff’s Office
Kent man, woman charged in carjackings, stolen vehicles case

Tracking by King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter lasted nearly 50 minutes Feb. 13 across Kent