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Category: Traffic & Transit

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

October 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Mountlake Terrace man killed in crash near Leavenworth

The Wenatchee World LEAVENWORTH — A 56-year-old Mountlake Terrace man was killed Wednesday evening in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 2 about 21 miles west of Leavenworth. Kerry L. Knapp was killed when his eastbound Ford F350 pickup struck a guardrail twice, went airborne, struck a tree and came to rest at the base of the tree, according to…

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October 30, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Two crashes on northbound I-5 snarl traffic

UPDATE, 9:15 a.m. | The accidents have cleared, according to the WSDOT. UPDATE, 7:20 a.m. | The northbound I-5 backup near Martin Luther King, Jr. Way is about five miles as the two right lanes remain blocked from the earlier collision, according to a WSDOT tweet. UPDATE, 7:37 a.m. | All lanes of northbound I-5 except the…

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October 29, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Police arrest another accused groper in downtown Seattle

Update at 11:13 a.m. Thursday: Seattle police now say five women were groped Wednesday by the 32-year-old man — and there may be other victims. Detectives ask that anyone else who may have been groped Wednesday in downtown Seattle call the SPD’s Sexual Assault Unit at 206-684-5575. Original post: Police say a group of women helped chase down an intoxicated man…

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October 29, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Shells in Bertha’s repair vault likely from settlers’ oyster business

Old shells discovered within tunnel machine Bertha’s repair pit likely were not left by Native tribes, but by white settlers who removed oyster meat and left shell piles behind, officials say. Allyson Brooks, state historic preservation officer, said Wednesday the shells are mostly from small Olympia oysters that grew far from Elliott Bay, and later…

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October 28, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Archaeologists start shell study at Highway 99 tunnel site

Archaeologists began an investigation Tuesday afternoon alongside stranded tunnel machine Bertha, where a deposit of shells appeared last week roughly 20 feet below street level. The shells turned up while workers were excavating a 120-foot-deep vault that will be used this winter to lift away the machine’s front end so it can be repaired. The shells…

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October 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Tuesday’s commute: Why is it so bad?

  UPDATE 3:55 p.m. A Sound Transit bus went the wrong way on Highway 520, before turning around and leaving the highway — proving that not all the traffic jams today can be blamed on the rain.         And the westbound lanes of Highway 18 remain closed near Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie, because of a serious-injury crash involving…

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October 27, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Man injured in White Center shooting; suspect at large

Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect after man was shot in White Center Monday night. A man was injured after the shooting in the 10300 block of 28th Avenue Southwest, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. A K-9 unit is working to track down the…

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October 27, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Three lanes of southbound I-5 to close around 7 p.m., for joint repairs

UPDATE 5:40 P.M.: Any minute now, a state maintenance truck will be parked on the center lane of I-5 in Sodo — to hold down a floppy expansion joint until the evening commute abates, and workers can close two more lanes for urgent repairs. So then at 7 p.m., the center lane, the general lane to the…

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October 24, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Weekend traffic: football, futbol, freeways and Mercer madness

Crosstown traffic will be slow this weekend as travelers navigate an overnight closure on Interstate 5 in Tukwila, crowded streets surrounding a Sounders FC match and a Husky football game on Saturday, some I-405 restriping and more construction on Mercer Street. The weather could also play a role in snarled traffic. The National Weather Service says to…

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