Update, 3:30 p.m.: Flaggers are alternating traffic on SR 169 between Roberts Drive and Southeast 291st Street, WSDOT said in an email alert.
PSE crews are still working to fix the down powerlines that blocked the roadway earlier.
Editor's Note: The following is an update from WSDOT at 11:45 a.m. Friday.
State Route 169 is closed between Roberts Drive and SE 291st Street due to downed powerlines and a broken pole. There is no estimate for reopening the roadway. Utility crews from Puget Sound Energy are on the way, but drivers should plan to avoid the area.
Southbound SR 169 traffic is being detoured to SE 288th Street, then to SE 216th Street, to SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road/Roberts Drive back to SR 169.
Northbound SR 169 traffic is being detoured to Roberts Drive/SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road to SE 216th Street, to SE 288th Street and back on to SR 169.