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February 17, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Snoqualmie Pass closed until 11:30 a.m. amid heavy snow

Heavy snow led officials to close Snoqualmie Pass for several hours Monday morning, hindering residents traveling on the Presidents’ Day holiday. Interstate 90 westbound was closed at Easton Cle Elum and Ellensburg, while eastbound was closed at North Bend, according to a post on the website of the Washington State Department of Transportation. The DOT and…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit, Weather Beat | Topics: Department of Transportation, Snoqualmie Pass, State Patrol

November 4, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Gas still burning at site of fatal tanker-truck crash

A 68-year-old truck driver died Sunday morning after his double tanker crashed and caught fire on Interstate 5 near Federal Way, officials said. Aviation gasoline the tanker was carrying continued to burn Monday, more than 32 hours after the collision. The crash occurred on southbound I-5 at South 320th Street at about 2:30 a.m., said Noel Brady, a…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Department of Transportation, Federal Way, Interestate 5

January 16, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Main roads in relatively good shape for morning commute

While most major Puget Sound roadways were wet and bare during the early commute Monday morning, officials cautioned that there are some slick areas — especially on side streets and highway ramps, and on major roads through Everett and Marysville. A bigger concern for drivers may be the afternoon commute and conditions over the next few days, as much more…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit, Weather Beat | Topics: commute, Department of Transportation, ice

January 15, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Highway 520 bridge reopened at midnight

Following a weekend closure, the state Department of Transportation has reopened the Highway 520 floating bridge, The department closed the bridge between Montlake Boulevard in Seattle and Interstate 405 in Bellevue at 11 p.m. Friday to allow crews to move in 2 million pounds of concrete girders for a highway overpass. The department had planned to reopen the…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: 520 bridge, Department of Transportation

December 6, 2011 at 6:14 PM

Young entrepreneurs are riding the 520-toll hype

As the state Department of Transportation gears up to start tolling the old Highway 520 bridge on Dec. 29, a trio of young men in their 20s are preparing a new iPhone app called Toll Avoider, with this icon. Motorists can leave an email address at to be notified when the 99-cent app is…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Department of Transportation, Highway 520 Bridge, Paula Hammond