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November 6, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Tree falls on semi on Highway 530 near Oso, injuring driver

Update at 4:45 p.m.: The driver was airlifted with Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol. One lane of Highway 530 will be open to alternate traffic around 5 p.m. Original post: A driver was injured after a tree fell on a semi-truck on state Highway 530 near Oso on Thursday afternoon. The driver…

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September 22, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Normal traffic resumes on highway hit by slide

OSO — Six months after a hillside gave way in Oso, burying 43 people and blocking a state highway, the community is taking another step toward recovery with the return of normal traffic on the route. The state Transportation Department said Monday night that state Highway 530 through the area has reopened to two-way, 50 mph…

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September 19, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Highway 530 near Oso to reopen at full speed on Tuesday

The reopening of Highway 530, originally scheduled for Monday, six months to the day after the deadly mudslide near Oso, has been delayed until Tuesday morning. Steady rain falling the past two days has delayed the opening of Highway 530 to two-way, 50 mph traffic, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Contractor crews…

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June 21, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Saturday Memo: Traffic troubles … Hope Solo arrested … Giddyup for Darrington rodeo

National Weather Service forecast Traffic: Trouble. Among the weekend closures: Highway 520, northbound Alaskan Way Viaduct and Battery Street Tunnel (big backups were frustrating drivers early this afternoon), I-90 express lanes (until 2 p.m. today). Did we mention the street blockages and traffic from the Fremont Fair? King County Metro Transit says more than…

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June 20, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Highway 530 near Oso reopens to 2-way traffic, but limit is 25 mph

The portion of Highway 530 near Oso that was damaged in the March 22 mudslide reopened to two-way traffic this evening, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The speed limit will remain at 25 mph, WSDOT said. Stopping or pulling over along the stretch of highway is not allowed, and periodically during…

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May 29, 2014 at 6:32 PM

WSDOT: Highway 530 near Oso to reopen this weekend

At least a portion of Highway 530 near Oso will reopen this weekend, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced today. Both directions of the highway were blocked after the massive mudslide on March 22. The highway is currently blocked from Whitman Road (milepost 36) to 310th Street Northeast (milepost 39) in north Snohomish County, WSDOT…

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May 15, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Highway 530 in slide area could reopen by late June, Inslee is told

OSO, Snohomish County  (AP) — The roughly mile-long stretch of Highway 530 buried by the Oso mudslide could open by late June, state Department of Transportation officials told Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday The stretch of the road would be in rough shape, officials said, but it would provide a faster and safer link to Interstate…

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May 8, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Travelers to Darrington events may use SR530 mudslide bypass

State Transportation (WSDOT) officials today loosened restrictions on use of a one-lane road that bypasses the Highway 530 mudslide, saying that people headed to community events in the highway corridor may travel the route. “We’re thrilled,” said Martha Rasmussen, an organizer of Darrington Day on May 31.  “Without that road we would have been sunk.” The decision will also help visitors headed to…

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May 2, 2014 at 8:30 AM

$5 million contract awarded to clear Highway 530 slide

A Ferndale company has been awarded a $5 million contract to clear mudslide debris off Highway 530, even as those who live closer to the March 22 slide complain that work should have gone to them. IMCO General Construction was the lowest of nine bidders for the job, with a bid of $4,959,924. The state’s engineering…

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