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August 10, 2013 at 3:48 PM

All that traffic: Blame it on the bobbleheads

Traffic into Seattle is terrible right now, but that’s no surprise, as the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) website showed on Saturday afternoon. In addition to a Mariners game against the Milwaukee Brewers at 6:10 p.m on Saturday, during which Ken Griffey Jr. will be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame and 20,000 bobbleheads will be…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: congestion, gridlock, Hall of Fame

September 21, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Road closures this weekend mean you’ll want to plan ahead

Some road closures and several events in Seattle this weekend could cause some traffic tie-ups, so the Seattle and state transportation departments are urging you to plan ahead. The Mariners and Sounders are playing in Sodo, there’s a gymnastics show at KeyArena, and the St. Demetrios Greek Festival will be in full swing in the Montlake…


Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: 520 floating bridge, closures, congestion

July 27, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Traffic alert: events, road closures this weekend

Weekend events will bring road closures or traffic congestion to the area Saturday and Sunday, so here’s a heads-up. At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the Seafair Torchlight Run will close northbound SR 99 between the West Seattle Bridge and the Battery Street Tunnel. When the run is over, the stretch between South Royal Brougham Way and the Battery…


Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: congestion, Seafair, Torclight Parade

July 13, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Expect snarled traffic in Seattle, Eastside this weekend

Hoping to get across Lake Washington or navigate around Seattle this weekend? Plan carefully. There’s a lot going on: Highway 520 will close at 11 tonight until 5 a.m. Monday, from Montlake Boulevard to the Interstate 405 onramps on the Eastside, according to the state Department of Transportation. University District: Expect delays Saturday morning when 10,000 cyclists participating in…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: congestion, STP, Traffic

November 16, 2011 at 7:06 AM

The Morning Memo / Wednesday: Snow's a comin' (sort of), UFOs, killing horses

Weather: It’s calm out Wednesday morning, but the chance of rain is 100 percent. And then, a storm’s a-comin’.  The passes could see another foot or two of snow in the next couple of days, and the higher hills around the Puget Sound area could get some snow Thursday night.  The details. What was that More

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October 25, 2011 at 7:40 AM

Viaduct & the commute: Morning traffic heavier today

Traffic across the West Seattle Bridge appeared heavier today than on Monday, as commuters started their second day of workday travel without the viaduct. Shortly before 7 a.m., traffic was already backing up on 1st Avenue South in SoDo and Interstate 5  southbound was slow through downtown. On Monday, traffic was still moving smoothly in those…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: congestion, King County Metro, Sodo