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January 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM

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Two homes evacuated in Bellevue mudslide

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Two homes in Bellevue have been evacuated because of a mudslide in the 500 block of West Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast.

Another two homes were in the path of the mudslide but were vacant, said Bellevue fire officials.

A section of the parkway, from Northeast 2nd Place to Southeast 26th Street, has been closed while repair crews work to fix a broken water main, which is being looked at as the possible cause.

"We don't know if the mudslide caused the water main break or if the water main break caused the mudslide," said Bellevue Utilities Deputy Director Mike Jackman. A small section of a gas line also was ruptured, he said.

No injuries were reported.

Bellevue police and firefighters are on the scene, along with officials from Bellevue Utilities and Puget Sound Energy.


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