Sinkhole Creating Grief For Everett Animal Shelter, Riverfront Park

May 12, 2015

Everett, Everett Government

Everett Public works

Emergency repairs may affect your visit to the Everett Animal Shelter this week.

Early this morning Everett Police were called to a report of a sinkhole on the road that leads to the Everett Animal Shelter, Langus Riverfront Park and boat launch on the Snohomish River. Here’s the initial report now that Everett Public Works has had time to assess the situation.

Everett Public Works crews have temporarily closed Smith Island Road at 12th Street NE just south of Dagmars Landing due to a failed culvert beneath the roadway. Drivers should expect the street to remain closed for several days while crews repair the damaged culvert and roadway. Crews discovered the sinkhole early Tuesday morning, May 12.

During the closure, the public will not be able to access the Everett Animal Shelter, Langus Riverfront Park, the boat launch or the trail to Spencer Island. Crews will provide alternate access for employees.

The animal shelter is working to set up a temporary mobile shelter at 12th Street NE and Smith Island Road, just south of Dagmars Landing, by 1 p.m. today to take in stray animals during the closure; more information will be available on the shelter’s website this afternoon: For questions about the mobile shelter and hours of operation, contact the shelter at 425-257-6000. The shelter will extend stray holds for animals currently in the shelter. Normal shelter operations will resume when the roadway is reopened to the public.

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