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Category: Traffic & Transit

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

November 26, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Passenger trains back on tracks south of Everett

The Associated Press EVERETT — Passenger trains are back on the tracks between Seattle and Everett, as of 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says crews cleared mud, trees and debris that came down a 50-foot embankment on Monday. Freight traffic resumed that day,  but the railway waits 48 hours before allowing passenger trains to return…

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November 26, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Auburn ditches red-light cameras

Auburn has decided to get rid of its unpopular red-light cameras. KOMO-TV reports the Auburn City Council voted 4-3 to no longer contract with a private company that operates the program. Mayor Nancy Backus says traffic statistics show lights installed at four busy intersections have not reduced collisions since the program started in 2006. Backus was on the…

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November 26, 2014 at 6:01 AM

Truck spills dog food in I-5 ditch at Fife

The Associated Press FIFE — The Washington State Patrol says a semi-truck carrying a load of dog food ran off Interstate 5 at Fife, overturned and spilled its load in a ditch. The accident happened around midnight Tuesday but the cleanup restricted northbound lanes into the Wednesday morning rush hour. Trooper Guy Gill says the driver was sore…

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November 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Woman hurt in bus-car collision in Lower Queen Anne

A woman was injured when a car and bus collided in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood Tuesday evening. The crash occurred at Elliott Avenue West and West Harrison Street, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The 60-year-old woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition. Drivers should expect delays in the area, the Seattle Department of…

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November 25, 2014 at 1:54 PM

2 arrested during Seattle protest charged with misdemeanors

Two men arrested by Seattle police during Monday’s night Ferguson, Mo., protest were charged Tuesday in misdemeanor court. The Seattle City Attorney’s Office said Tuesday that Neil Vanderloed has been charged with second-degree criminal trespassing and Devin Dyas-Gordon has been charged with assault and obstructing a police officer. According to the City Attorney’s Office, Vanderloed, 51, was one of numerous…

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November 25, 2014 at 8:43 AM

WSDOT offers Thanksgiving travel tips

Traveling in-state for Thanksgiving weekend?   Your destination is likely set, but if you can be flexible about when you make the trip, you might save yourself a headache. The state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has posted some helpful information online, including color-coded, hour-by hour looks at what to expect on some of the state’s most heavily traveled sections of…

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November 25, 2014 at 7:06 AM

NB Highway 99 reopens after accident in Battery Street Tunnel

UPDATE, 6:24 a.m. | The accident in the Battery Street Tunnel has cleared and all lanes are open, but long delays are expected as traffic begins to clear, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation. ORIGINAL POST | A collision at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday closed all northbound lanes of Highway 99 through the Battery Street tunnel…

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November 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Mudslide stops passenger trains south of Everett

The Associated Press EVERETT — A mudslide Monday morning south of Everett has temporarily suspended passenger rail service between Seattle and Everett. BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says crews are working to clear mud, trees and debris that came down a 50-foot embankment next to the track’s single main line Freight trains are expected to resume operations later…

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November 21, 2014 at 6:12 PM

1 dead, 1 injured in collision in Burien

One person died after a two-car collision in Burien Friday evening, officials said. The collision was reported in the 15300 block of Ambaum Boulevard Southwest, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and another taken to a hospital. The road will be closed for at least a few hours…

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