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Category: Traffic & Transit

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

September 12, 2014 at 10:34 AM

FBI: Boy taken by father from Seattle may be in danger

The FBI and local police are searching for a 9-year-old boy who is believed to be with his father and may be in danger. Billy Hanson is believed to be with Jeffrey Ford Hanson, 46, in a white 1976 Cooper sailboat named “Draco.” Billy was last seen with his father on Aug. 30, according to the FBI….

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September 12, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Cleanup work ending Friday at Oso mudslide

The Associated Press OSO — The cleanup work is nearly complete at the mudslide that killed 43 people and wiped out four-dozen Oso homes on March 22 along the North Fork Stillaguamish River. Friday was the last day for debris removal, and the heavy machinery and construction trailers were moving off the site. About 200,000 cubic yards of…

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September 11, 2014 at 7:20 PM

2 on motorcycle injured in accident with auto in SW Seattle

The Seattle Fire Department reports two people were injured in a car-motorcycle accident this evening at 16th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Holden Street. A 50-year-old man is being taken to Harborview Medical Center. The fire department reports, via its Twitter page, that he is in stable condition with fractures. A 50-year-old woman, who was a passenger on…

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September 11, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Crews cleaning up hazmat spill in downtown Seattle

Seattle Fire Department crews are cleaning up a what was thought to be a hazardous-material spill behind a downtown Seattle hotel, officials said. The spilled substance located in the alleyway behind the Courtyard Downtown Seattle/Pioneer Square has been identified as a non-dangerous chemical, according to the fire department. A hazmat team is on the scene. Traffic will…

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September 11, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Man falls off freeway overpass in Seattle and lands on car

Update 2:53 p.m: A 70-year-old driver whose vehicle was struck by someone who either jumped or fell from a downtown freeway overpass has been hospitalized with neck and back injuries, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The State Patrol initially reported that the driver, whose windshield was struck, was not hurt. The man who either jumped or fell is…

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September 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Man struck by Sounder train in Sodo in serious condition

The  45-year-old man who was struck by a Sounder train in the Sodo neighborhood on Wednesday night is listed in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg. The man, whose name has not been released by authorities, sustained heavy trauma to his body after being struck at Occidental Avenue South…

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September 11, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Metro Transit workers reject wage freeze

King County Metro Transit workers have overwhelmingly rejected a contract offer that would have frozen wages for 2014 and 2015, followed by an inflation-indexed raise in 2016. The count by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587 on Wednesday night was 839 yes, 1,595 no, a pass rate of only 34 percent.  A total 2,434 ballots were…

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September 10, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Weather Service issues red flag warning for W. Washington

A forecast combination of strong winds, low humidity and dry fuels has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for a large portion of Western Washington from Thursday morning to Friday evening. A red flag warning means that weather conditions could contribute to active fire behavior that would spread rapidly, the National…

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September 10, 2014 at 6:13 PM

45-year-old man hit by Sounder train in Seattle’s SoDo district

UPDATE, 6:43 p.m. | A 45-year-old man was fighting for his life Wednesday evening after he was struck by a Sounder commuter train in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood about 6 p.m. The man, who was not identified by the Seattle Fire Department, sustained heavy trauma to his body and was taken by medics to Harborview Medical Center,…

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September 10, 2014 at 8:42 AM

State names Pierce Transit leader as new ferries chief

The Washington State Department of Transportation has named Lynne Griffith, CEO of Pierce Transit, to lead the state ferries system. Griffith begins her new role at Washington State Ferries in October, said a news release this morning from Lynn Peterson, state transportation secretary. Griffith takes the helm amid a squall of problems, such as boat breakdowns…

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