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March 16, 2014 at 10:50 AM

500 trees along I-5 will be removed for cameras

TACOMA  (AP) — Around 500 trees along Interstate 5 between Lakewood and Lacey will be removed to improve sight lines of new state traffic cameras. The Tacoma News Tribune reports Sunday that seven closed-circuit TV cameras will be installed along 14 miles of I-5. The trees will be removed starting March 24 and continue…


0 Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: better vision, cut down, i-5

March 7, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Accident near Southcenter creates 9-mile backup on I-5

A collision on Interstate 5 northbound just south of I-405 at Southcenter (MP 153) has I-5 backed up for 9 miles. Incident Response Team and the Washington State Patrol have arrived at the scene, according to a Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) report. No serious injuries are reported at this time. The backup of people trying…


0 Comments | Topics: accident, i-5, Southcenter

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…


0 Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: backup, I-405, i-5

February 6, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Wounded man found on I-5 in Seattle

The Associated Press A man with several gunshot wounds was found about 2:30 a.m. today on Interstate 5 in Seattle near the Mercer Street ramp. The man told Washington State Patrol troopers he had been shot downtown and walked to the freeway. The man, who is in his 20s, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.


0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: downtown Seattle, i-5, man shot

January 18, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Saturday Memo: … I-5 lane closures … Seattle’s income gap … Pre-Hawks

Weather: Near 50 today, as we continue a dry stretch. National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Three lanes of northbound I-5 in Seattle are closed near Yesler Way, so construction workers can repair damaged expansion joints. The lanes will open by 10 a.m. Sunday. Man jailed for alleged threats to Mayor Murray: A Seattle…


0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: i-5, income inequality, Russell Wilson

November 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Driver in custody for vehicular assault in I-5 roller crash in Federal Way

UPDATED: 9:40 p.m. Corrects earlier information from the Washington State Patrol The driver of a pick-up truck  is in custody for vehicular assault after the truck rolled off the Interstate 5 freeway onto South 288th Street in Federal Way, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Webb. The driver and a passenger were found conscious and alert after the crash, which occurred at about 7:40 p.m….


0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: car crash, DUI, Federal Way

October 25, 2013 at 7:41 AM

Speeding, following too closely blamed by WSP for pileup on I-5

UPDATE 5:12 pa.m. | The man critically injured in the pile-up is still in critical condition in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg. UPDATE 10:30 a.m. | The Washington State Patrol says that driving too closely and speeding is to blame for a multi-car pile up on Interstate 5…


0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: 10-vehicle crash, i-5

October 23, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Updated: Metro bus driver goes wrong way on I-5 express lanes

UPDATE: 6:38 p.m. | A King County Metro bus driver drove the wrong way onto the Interstate 5 express lanes with an articulated bus full of passengers Wednesday afternoon. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. The Route 41 driver hesitated on the on-ramp near the Northgate Transit Center for a few seconds after passing a clearly marked “Do Not…


0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: i-5, King County Metro, wrong way

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