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August 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Water crew causes unnecessary Aurora traffic hazard, delay

A Seattle Public Utilities crew created unnecessary traffic backups during the Tuesday morning rush by making a non-emergency hydrant repair on northbound Aurora Avenue North around 8:30 a.m., next to the old Hostess building. Cars were stopped inside the Battery Street Tunnel, where the sudden drop from 40 mph to zero┬áposed a potential risk of rear-end…

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June 11, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Police to angry commuters, sports fans: ‘Good reason’ for traffic jam

Seattle police today said they regret any inconvenience for drivers when they ordered Highway 99 closed while investigating an injury accident south of the West Seattle Bridge on Tuesday afternoon, creating a nightmare for commuters and people trying to get into the city for a Mariners game. But they asked people to keep things in perspective. “There…

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Comments | Topics: Battery Street Tunnel, collision, commute

June 14, 2012 at 11:01 AM

This weekend: Highway 99 closes, Wallingford Greenway opens

The Alaskan Way Viaduct will close again this weekend, to strengthen the 1953-vintage structure before a giant tunnel-boring machine shakes the ground underneath in 2013. The shutdown, from the Battery Street Tunnel to the West Seattle Bridge,┬ábegins at 11 p.m. Friday, and lanes reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. Workers will be reinforcing columns just south of…

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Comments | Topics: alaskan way viaduct, Battery Street Tunnel, highway 99