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January 6, 2015 at 5:56 AM

UPDATE: All lanes of I-90 WB at Snoqualmie Pass now open

The boulders that caused the accident Tuesday morning on Interstate 90. (Photo by Trooper Darren Wright) The Associated Press and staff reports UPDATE 8:30 p.m. | All lanes of westbound Interstate 90 are now open at Snoqualmie Pass, the state Department of Transportation reports.   UPDATE 5 p.m. | The Washington state Transportation Department says westbound traffic is…


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November 20, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Everett workers find 150-ton boulder, left behind by a glacier

Workers digging the underground garage for a new hotel in Everett struck something big last week about 30 feet below the surface. This week they had uncovered a boulder bigger than an SUV, weighing an estimated 150 tons. A geotechnical engineer who was called out to examine it, Kurt Merriman, told The Daily Herald it’s a glacial…


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January 22, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Rock was just the right size to get stuck in Bertha

A rock or concrete piece that workers found lodged in the Highway 99 tunnel machine cutter head is about 3.5 feet wide, state transportation spokeswoman Laura Newborn said today. That measurement is meaningful for a few reasons. Tunnel machine Bertha is designed to digest boulders of up to 3 feet in diameter, by pulling them through the conveyor system….


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