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May 12, 2014 at 8:55 AM

State police say lane-changer caused fiery morning crash

2:30 PM UPDATE: The fiery crash that closed down all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 for more than three hours this morning was caused by a driver who made a sudden lane change, according to the Washington State Patrol. In a news memo released on Monday afternoon, state police say a 30-year-old Utah man was driving…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: all lanes closed, closure, fiery collision

November 17, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Heavy snow closes Chinook and Cayuse passes

  Worried that heavy snows could trigger avalanches, the Washington State Department of Transportation has temporarily closed State Route 410 at Chinook Pass and State Route 123 at Cayuse pass. About 20 inches of snow have fallen on the passes since Friday, and several more feet are expected by tomorrow. WashDOT maintenance crews are keeping an eye on conditions to…

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Comments | Topics: Cayuse Pass, Chinook Pass, closure

May 29, 2013 at 5:37 AM

Several factors kept I-5 closed long after crash; all lanes open

UPDATE: 1:20 p.m. | All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 are open. The last lane through the crash scene reopened about 12:15 p.m., WSDOT spokesman Mike Allende said. UPDATE 11 A.M. |  Just a single lane of southbound Interstate 5 remains closed through the crash scene; WSDOT said the backup approaching the area is down to a…

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December 16, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Accidents, blizzard conditions force temporary closure of Snoqualmie Pass

The Washington State Patrol has temporarily closed Snoqualmie Pass until about 9 p.m. tonight due to several accidents and blizzard conditions near the summit area. On eastbound I-90, the pass is closed at North Bend (milepost 34), westbound I-90 is closed near Ellensburg (milepost 106). The closure went into effect at about 5 p.m., and is expected to…

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July 20, 2012 at 10:43 AM

All King County beaches closed to recreational shellfish harvesting

The state Health Department has closed all King County beaches to recreational shellfish harvesting after paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) has been found at levels of concern in shellfish samples on county beaches. Advisory signs are going up at beaches to warn visitors not to collect any shellfish, according to Public Health – Seattle & King County officials. The…

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Comments | More in Environment, Government | Topics: closure, harvesting, PSP