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November 25, 2014 at 7:06 AM

NB Highway 99 reopens after accident in Battery Street Tunnel

UPDATE, 6:24 a.m. | The accident in the Battery Street Tunnel has cleared and all lanes are open, but long delays are expected as traffic begins to clear, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation. ORIGINAL POST | A collision at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday closed all northbound lanes of Highway 99 through the Battery Street tunnel…

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November 7, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Troopers investigate fatal crash on I-5 near Everett

One person is dead after a three-car crash Friday afternoon on northbound Interstate 5 in Everett. The driver of the car that caused the crash is believed to have had a some sort of medical episode near the Highway 2 on-ramp, according to the Washington State Patrol. The State Patrol initially reported that the crash was a hit-and-run. The right…

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November 6, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Person ejected in I-5 crash in Lynnwood

The Washington State Patrol is at the scene of a rollover accident in Lynnwood in which someone has been ejected onto the northbound lanes. The accident was reported around 1:42 p.m. near the Swamp Creek interchange. The accident is blocking the left lane and the HOV lane, according to the State Patrol. This post will be updated.

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October 9, 2014 at 10:15 AM

VP Biden’s visit bringing Seattle-area traffic to a standstill

Taking a late commute this morning? Expect to be completely stuck on Interstate 5 through Seattle because of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit. All freeway on- and off-ramps through downtown were closed around 9:45 a.m. and aren’t expected to reopen for another 15 to 25 minutes, a police source said. The source asked not to be named because police…

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October 1, 2014 at 5:53 PM

I-5 motorcycle-accident victim ID’d as Tukwila firefighter

A Tukwila firefighter died after a motorcycle accident on Interstate 5 near Fife on Saturday. Jason William Karwhite, of Auburn, was riding his Harley-Davidson when the accident occurred, according to the Tukwila Fire Department. He was 42. Karwhite had been a firefighter since 1996. He started as a volunteer firefighter with King County Fire District 44…

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September 23, 2014 at 10:48 AM

High-speed chase on I-5 ends near Lynnwood with 1 arrest

    Update at 11:01 a.m.: Washington State Patrol confirmed the chase started on I-5 near the Snohomish-Skagit county line. The driver, a woman from Olympia, was pulled over for speeding and then took off. The pursuit reached speeds of up to 110 mph, the State Patrol says. Troopers used three sets of spike strips before successfully disabling the…

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September 16, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Multiple-vehicle accident blocks traffic on SB I-5 near Shoreline

Update at 10:14 p.m.: The occupants of the vehicles involved in the accident have minor injuries, the state patrol said. A tow truck is en route to the scene. Original post: A multiple-vehicle accident is blocking southbound traffic on Interstate 5 near Shoreline, according to the Washington State Patrol. Five cars and a semi-truck collided on I-5…

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August 31, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Police prevent man from jumping onto ramp at I-5 and SR 520

Fire and police crews spent several hours this morning just east of Interstate-5 north of downtown Seattle, where they successfully prevented a man from jumping onto the freeway ramp from I-5 to State Route 520,  according to the Seattle Fire Department. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center about 11 a.m., said Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore Fire,…

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August 27, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Traffic snarled after semi rolls over on I-5 in South Seattle

Update at 2:48 p.m.: All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 have been reopened, according to state Department of Transportation. All but the HOV lane is open on northbound I-5. Update at 2:03 p.m.: Two southbound lanes are now open. Update at 1:13 p.m.: Heavy-duty wreckers were used to lower the semi into a ditch along the southbound lanes in…

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