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Category: Traffic & Transit

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

February 19, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Bertha breaks into repair vault

Image from WSDOT. Update 4:15 p.m.: Tunnel-boring machine Bertha’s cutterhead is within about three feet of drilling all the way to open air, which ought to happen this evening. Chris Dixon, project manager of Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP), said the team is aiming to replace the damaged bearing seals and other parts, to resume excavating toward South Lake…


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February 19, 2015 at 6:24 AM

Ferry shuffle leaves Vashon/W. Seattle route with older, slower Evergreen State

The ferry commute to and from Bremerton will be back to normal Thursday while the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth passengers get the short end of the stick for a couple of weeks. The 124-vehicle Kitsap ferry broke down Wednesday on the Seattle/Bremerton route and will be out for about two weeks with repairs. The Washington State Department…


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February 18, 2015 at 9:32 AM

UPDATE: Bertha digs 6 feet toward repair pit

UPDATE 4 p.m. During a briefing to the Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday afternoon, Washington State Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson said that Bertha has now mined six feet toward the repair pit. Peterson added that the project contractors, Seattle Tunnel Partners, are operating Bertha “at a slow, even pace to make sure she does not overheat and that…


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February 18, 2015 at 8:53 AM

WSDOT: Seattle/Bremerton route down to one ferry

The Kitsap ferry is out of service due to a mechanical issue, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation website. The Seattle/Bremerton route will operate with one ferry until further notice, WSDOT says. Crews are assessing the problem with the Kitsap and performing repairs, but it’s not known when the ferry will be running again. While on…


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February 17, 2015 at 1:10 PM

‘Miracle’ that Shoreline basketball team survived bus crash

The Associated Press MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — The coach and members of the of the King’s High School boys basketball team say it was a “miracle” no one was seriously hurt when their bus overturned on its side on an Interstate 5 off-ramp at Mountlake Terrace. KOMO reports Assistant Principal and coach Rick Skeen told a student assembly Tuesday…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: King's High School, school bus crash, Shoreline

February 14, 2015 at 11:16 PM

Cause of Saturday night bus crash in Mountlake Terrace under investigation

  (Courtesy: Washington State Patrol) Update Sunday 2:20 p.m.: The cause of a bus crash late Saturday involving a basketball team from King’s High School, a private Christian school in Shoreline, was still under investigation Sunday, Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis said. The State Patrol reported the driver, identified as Deborah J. Clark, 53, of Everett, attributed the accident on Highway…


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February 14, 2015 at 10:26 PM

Whidbey Island crash investigated as vehicular homicide

Update 3:21: A Clinton woman is under investigation for vehicular homicide after her car struck another on Whidbey Island Saturday night, killing that driver, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis. Troopers identified the deceased as Timothy G. Keil, 61, of Freeland. He was declared dead at the scene. The Clinton woman was driving a Ford van…


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February 13, 2015 at 7:05 PM

Light-rail service resumes after car hits train

Update at 7:50 p.m.:  Light-rail service has resumed at all stations, according to Sound Transit. All lanes have reopened at Martin Luther King Way Jr. South and South Dawson Street. Update at 7:10 p.m.:  Central Link light-rail service is not operating between Mount Baker and Othello stations, according to Sound Transit. Service has resumed at all other stations with…


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February 12, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Woman struck by car in Shoreline

A pedestrian has been hospitalized after being struck by a car at North 160th Street and Aurora Avenue North in Shoreline. According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, the woman suffered broken bones after being hit. The crash remains under investigation, there is no indication that drugs, alcohol or texting played a factor, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt….


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February 11, 2015 at 9:24 PM

Northline Sounder service canceled for Thursday

Northline Sounder service is canceled for Thursday because of  a mudslide that occurred on Tuesday. Sound Transit will continue to monitor the situation, and, if there are no additional slides, service is expected to resume Friday. Please visit for updates to Sounder Northline service before your commute. Sound Transit will provide special buses with direct service to and from Seattle. Riders…


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