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Category: Traffic & Transit

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

February 10, 2015 at 4:21 PM

Northline Sounder service suspended until Thursday after new slide

Passenger train service between Seattle and Everett has been suspended until Thursday afternoon because of a mudslide on the tracks, according to BNSF Railway. A mudslide blocked the tracks south of Everett on a 75 foot slope, according to BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas. The slide debris is 3 feet deep and 20 feet long. This is the fourth slide…


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February 10, 2015 at 10:28 AM

State patrol: Fatal crash on Highway 2 in Monroe

UPDATE, 5:45 p.m. | The driver who died in a collision on Highway 2 in Monroe Tuesday morning was a 56-year-old man from Duvall, according to the Washington State Patrol. The cause of the collision is under investigation. UPDATE, 1:42 p.m. | Both directions of Highway 2 have reopened at Fryelands Blvd. west of Monroe following an…


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February 9, 2015 at 7:37 PM

Amtrak service between Bellingham, Vancouver, B.C., suspended

Passenger train service between Bellingham and Vancouver, B.C., has been canceled until  Wednesday because of a mudslide on the tracks. Amtrak Cascades trains will likely resume Wednesday evening after BNSF Railway reopens the tracks, according to Amtrak. Charter buses are being provided and will cover all missed stops. Monday night, BNSF reopened its tracks between Everett and…


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February 9, 2015 at 3:11 PM

Lane closures will slow Aurora Ave. buses

The southbound bus lane on Aurora Avenue North will be closed for up to 12 weeks this spring, forcing passengers on the crowded E Line and other routes to slog with general traffic from the Aurora Bridge to downtown. “I imagine this will degrade transit service,” said Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, when the state revealed…


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February 9, 2015 at 7:20 AM

Expect delays through February on Agate Pass Bridge

If you’re headed off or on Bainbridge Island on the north side, you can expect lengthy delays approaching the State Route 305 Agate Pass Bridge, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation website. The bridge will be reduced to one lane for cleaning and inspection Monday through Friday between 8:45 a.m. and 3 p.m., and…


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February 8, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Mudslide suspends Sounder service between Everett and Seattle on Monday

Sound Transit has canceled Monday Sounder commuter rail service between Everett and Seattle due to a mudslide along the tracks Saturday evening. With more rain in the forecast, the agency will decide Monday whether to resume service on Tuesday. Riders are encouraged to monitor for updates. Sound Transit will provide special bus service Monday morning from…


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February 6, 2015 at 12:51 PM

Mudslide hits railroad tracks between Seattle and Everett

The Associated Press EVERETT — A mudslide Friday morning covered the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks just south of Everett. Spokesman Gus Melonas says the tracks were cleared for freight trains Friday afternoon but that Amtrak and Sound Transit passenger trains have to wait 48 hours — until late Sunday morning — to resume service. Rail…


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February 5, 2015 at 1:14 PM

Multi-car crash causes backup on I-5; only minor injuries

UPDATED, 2:50 p.m. | Only one lane in each direction of I-5 remains closed after an earlier multi-car collision, according to WSDOT. ORIGINAL POST | A collision on southbound Interstate 5 near the 56th Street exit in Tacoma has blocked multiple lanes of I-5 in both directions causing major backups, according to tweets from the…


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February 2, 2015 at 3:39 PM

State DOT files $17M suit for Skagit River bridge collapse

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A $17 million lawsuit has been filed by the Washington State Department of Transportation to recovers costs related to the 2013 Skagit River bridge collapse. The lawsuit was filed Monday in Skagit County Superior Court, according to a news release from the agency. It names four parties as responsible: the truck…


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January 30, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Bertha’s repair pit reaches full depth of 120 feet

Excavation crews for Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) have reached the entire 120-foot depth needed to repair stalled tunnel-boring machine Bertha, state lawmakers were told Friday afternoon. The next step is to build a concrete floor, including a “cradle” to support the cylindrical machine. Then Bertha will attempt to grind forward, through the south side of…


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