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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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April 18, 2014 at 3:46 PM

State delays timber sale near Oso mudslide, orders further review

Washington state logging regulators have canceled a timber sale near the Highway 530 mudslide, saying they want to take another look at the plan. The 188-acre sale of timber from state land, about five miles from the slide, had been reviewed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and was scheduled for auction next week. The…

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April 15, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Clearing mud from Highway 530 could take months

The Associated Press DARRINGTON, Wash. — The Transportation Department says it could take one to three months to clear debris from the mile-long stretch of Highway 530 covered by the Oso mudslide. It blocks direct access between Darrington and the Interstate 5 corridor. Department officials told residents of Darrington Monday night they may be allowed limited use…

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April 14, 2014 at 5:56 AM

State beginning plans to reopen highway at Oso mudslide

DARRINGTON (AP) — As the search continues for seven people still missing in the Oso mudslide, Snohomish County and the state Transportation Department are beginning the process to reopen Highway 530 by holding a community meeting. About a mile of the highway is covered by debris from the March 22 slide, blocking the main route between…

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