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Category: Traffic & Transit

Traffic, transit, biking and road condition updates for the Puget Sound area

December 18, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Man killed in head-on collision in Lake Stevens

A 22-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision Thursday in Lake Stevens, police said. The Lake Stevens man was driving west on state Highway 92 (Granite Falls Highway) around 4 p.m. when it appears he swerved to avoid hitting another car that had stopped to make a left turn, police said. The man’s car collided with an oncoming…

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December 17, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Ferry crew, nurse’s extensive CPR brings back heart-attack victim

The Associated Press KINGSTON, Kitsap County — Authorities say a well-trained Washington State Ferries crew and a registered nurse who happened to be nearby swung into action and provided CPR to an 80-year-old man who had an apparent heart attack as he walked onto a state ferry. The Kitsap Sun reports that the Bainbridge Island man collapsed late…

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December 16, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Kent police officer thrown from motorcycle while on duty

A Kent motorcycle officer was thrown from his motorcycle Tuesday night while en route to a dispatched call, police said. The officer, who was not identified, was conscious when found lying in the roadway in the 900 block of North Central Avenue. He was taken to a  hospital as a precaution, Kent Police Department spokesman Cmdr….

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December 16, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Train hits car on tracks in Kent; Sounder trains delayed

Kent police say the driver of a vehicle that was struck by a Sound Transit train was able to escape without injury on Tuesday evening. Kent police Cmdr. Jarod Kasner said the vehicle got caught on the tracks when the barrier arms descended. The driver saw the southbound Southline No. 1515 train coming and was able to…

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December 15, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Emergency stop in Montana for Seattle to Paris flight

A Delta Airlines Flight 32 from Seattle to Paris with more than 200 people aboard made an emergency landing in Billings, Mont., Monday evening after an “electrical odor” was detected, the Billings Gazette reported. “They smelled an electrical odor on board, so they made a precautionary landing here,” Shane Ketterling, operations supervisor for Billings Logan International Airport,…

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December 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM

20-year sentence in Hawaii crash that killed Auburn woman

The Associated Press WAILUKU, Hawaii — A 30-year-old Micronesian man with a history of driving while intoxicated has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a 2012 crash on Maui that killed a Washington state woman. The Maui News reports Walter Mark entered a no-contest plea to manslaughter and other felony counts and was sentenced Friday. Prosecutors…

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December 15, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Driver arrested following Bellevue crash

A man was arrested for investigation of vehicular assault following a serious-injury crash early Monday morning in the 15400 block of Lake Hills Boulevard in Bellevue. Police say a car driven by a 25-year-old Bellevue man crashed into a vehicle driven by a 40-year-old Bellevue man, who was taken to Overlake Hospital Medical Center with serious injuries, Bellevue police spokesman Seth…

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December 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Amtrak’s Everett-Seattle service resumes

The Associated Press and Seattle Times staff Amtrak says passenger-train service has resumed between Everett and Seattle after a 48-hour safety moratorium was lifted. Amtrak said in a statement early Sunday that BNSF Railway has cleared its tracks and re-opened the route. A mudslide hit railroad tracks at 12:30 a.m. Friday near Edmonds. On Wednesday night, a Sound Transit…

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December 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Seattle’s most famous road crack filled Friday

A long crack on South King Street, which may or may not have been deepened by the Highway 99 tunnel project,  was filled with asphalt Friday. “It’s just like a pothole repair,” said Rick Sheridan, spokesman for the Seattle Department of Transportation.  The fix followed findings by Seattle Tunnel Partners, using ground-penetrating radar, that there are…

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