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Category: Traffic & Transit

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

April 18, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Off-duty SPD officer struck by hit-and-run driver

An off-duty Seattle police officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Sodo around 2 p.m. today. The officer, who has not been identified, was directing traffic for a private company at First Avenue South and South Atlantic Street when he was struck, said police spokeswoman Renee Witt. Apparently the driver had driven around a line of stopped cars. When the…

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April 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Driver dies after striking pole in North Seattle

Seattle police say that a man who crashed a minivan into a telephone pole in North Seattle yesterday may have suffered some type of medical emergency before the accident. Police spokeswoman Renee Witt said in a news release that officers were called to 8th Avenue Northwest, near Northwest 65th Street, after the minivan went over a curb and a planted…

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April 17, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Rideshare companies move toward forcing vote on new rules

Seattle’s rideshare services submitted signatures today to place a referendum on the August ballot that would overturn new regulations limiting their numbers. Brad Harwood, spokesman for Keep Seattle’s Ride Options, said the group has collected “way more” than the 16,510 signatures needed to get the measure before voters. The city is  immediately blocked from enforcing…

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April 17, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Bellevue cop fired for mishandling colleague’s alleged DUI

A Bellevue police officer who did not cite a colleague for drunken driving, conduct field sobriety tests or make an effort to obtain the officer’s blood-alcohol level before letting him leave with his wife, has been fired. Officer Doug Brennan, who has been on administrative leave since February, was  fired Wednesday. Chief Linda Pillo found that Brennan…

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April 16, 2014 at 9:39 AM

School bus collision with semi results in minor injuries

An 8-year-old child was taken to an Everett-area hospital after his school bus collided with a semitrailer on Highway 9 this morning. State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis said that only two children, ages 6 and 8, were on the bus when the two vehicles collided near Marysville. The incident is under investigation.

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April 15, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Girl killed in Northgate accident identified

The 17-year-old girl who was killed Monday morning when she was struck by a pickup in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood was identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Sandhya Khadka. The medical examiner’s office said Khadka died of brain injuries. Her death was ruled an accident. Seattle police say the girl was crossing Fifth Avenue Northeast at Northeast 115th Street…

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April 15, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Clearing mud from Highway 530 could take months

The Associated Press DARRINGTON, Wash. — The Transportation Department says it could take one to three months to clear debris from the mile-long stretch of Highway 530 covered by the Oso mudslide. It blocks direct access between Darrington and the Interstate 5 corridor. Department officials told residents of Darrington Monday night they may be allowed limited use…

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April 14, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Seattle’s new bike plan: ride on calmer backstreets

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to overhaul its Bicycle Master Plan, to provide separated bike lanes as well as a network of calm backstreet routes known as greenways. The 2014 version is meant to serve what Councilmember Sally Bagshaw likes to call “willing but wary” riders.  That’s a shift from earlier thinking — to…

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April 11, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Traffic snarls coming to Snoqualmie Pass for 2 weeks

Construction-related bottlenecks in the big city will be relatively minor this weekend, but motorists crossing the state Sunday can expect delays as long as two hours for crews east of Snoqualmie Pass  building detour routes for the summer work season. The state Department of Transportation (DOT) will reduce travel to one lane in each direction for two…

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