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 posed a potential risk of rear-end…More
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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…More
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, begins at 11 p.m. Friday, and lanes reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. Workers will be reinforcing columns just south of…More