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A rainy commute on Beacon Hill

November 19th, 2012 at 5:14 pm | 4 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

News photographer Eric Jensen of KOMO (Beacon Hill Blog news partners) shot this footage of the effects of heavy rain around Swift Avenue South and South Graham Street this morning:


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Leaks in Beacon Hill Station being fixed

September 23rd, 2010 at 5:48 pm | 1 Comment | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

During last week’s miserable, rainy weather, we noticed something disconcerting—it was raining in the southbound tunnel of Beacon Hill Station.

You can't see it, but there are droplets constantly falling into this puddle. Photos by Wendi.

The leaks along the wall in the tunnel (seen above in the photo on the right) were noticeably worse, and a constant shower of droplets was falling over the platform, all the way back to the wall, where drops were falling out of the front of the light fixture there.

We asked Sound Transit about this, and spokesperson Bruce Gray told us: “The short answer is, we have a leak and are fixing it. We don’t think it’s indicative of anything seriously wrong. Our engineering folks tell me this is fairly common over the first year or so of deep-mined projects, which is why the work is all covered by warranty.”

Indeed, this week work is being done on the south platform.

Repairs to the south platform at Beacon Hill Station. Photo by Jesse Odam.


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Thursday’s sunrise

January 8th, 2010 at 5:05 am | 2 Comments | Posted by Wendi Dunlap

Yes, we have been known to post a lot of skyline photos. But it’s hard to avoid it when the north end of the Hill is such a perfect location for them, and the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool contains colors as beautiful as this:

Photo by Bridget Christian.

(And speaking of pretty Seattle skyline pictures from the Hill, did you all see this one?)

Unfortunately it looks like we’ll have rain for the next couple of days, so today’s pictures will probably look more like this:

Photo also by Bridget Christian.


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