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February 24, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Crash at Northgate backing up southbound I-5 for seven miles

A traffic accident in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Northgate has caused a seven-mile backup from Northgate all the way to Interstate 405, according to the state Department of Transportation. The incident has made the Everett-to-Seattle commute more than an hour and a half. The Transportation Department recommends taking Highway 99 to avoid the…

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September 13, 2013 at 7:30 AM

WSP suspects meth in Bellevue crash that killed Federal Way man

UPDATE: 9:30 a.m. | The 22-year-old man who died on Interstate 405 in Bellevue last night after his car caught on fire during a high-speed crash has been identified as Ian Riley Beckford. Seattle attorney Eric Makus identified the Federal Way man; Makus said he is representing the Beckford family. Beckford was driving home after spending the day…

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September 12, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Second collision on I-405 blocking 2 southbound lanes

A car crash on southbound Interstate 405 just north of Northeast 8th Street is blocking the two left lanes, according to a tweet from the Washington State Department of Transportation. Medical aid and fire assistance have arrived on the scene, a department alert said. It’s unclear yet whether anyone was injured in the crash. This collision is…

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August 26, 2013 at 6:37 AM

Woman hits deer, then is killed by truck on I-405

The Associated Press UPDATE: 10:50 a.m. | A semi-truck struck and killed a Seattle woman who was sitting in her car and waiting for help after she hit a deer on Interstate 405 on Monday. The 24-year-old called 911 several times — and apparently her boyfriend, as well — to report that she was stopped in a left-center…

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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…

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August 8, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Bellevue bottleneck: Northbound I-405 closed this weekend

All northbound lanes of Interstate 405 will close for pavement repairs this weekend in Bellevue, while the northbound interchange from Highway 167 to northbound I-405 will also close to replace a corroded drainpipe in Renton. Closures begin at 10 p.m. Friday and last until 5 a.m. Monday. The dual projects are likely to cause delays. The state…

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January 10, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Load of apples tumbles onto I-405

If you’re in the mood for applesauce, just drive northbound on Interstate 405 at Highway 520 and you’ll see a load of apples that was were unleashed on the freeway around 5 p.m. Traffic cameras caught some of the load still on the road, but most of the fruit is on the side….

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August 24, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Vancouver, Wash., man dies in car crash on I-405 in Kirkland

A 44-year-old Vancouver, Wash., man died in a fiery car crash on Interstate 405 in Kirkland just before 2:30 p.m. today, according to Washington State Patrol. Todd Bekins was exiting the northbound I-405 for Northeast 85th Street when for unknown reasons his 2005 Chevrolet Blazer veered right off the ramp, smashed into an exit sign and…

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August 21, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Spill on I-405 makes commute, uh, poopier than usual

A pickup dumped almost its entire load of chicken manure on the southbound Interstate 405 near Kirkland a little before 7 p.m. today. The smelly mess that had Twitter users commenting on the stench was concentrated in the middle lane between Northeast 70th Street and Northeast 85th Street, according to Washington State Department of…

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