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July 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM

NTSB says several errors led to Skagit River bridge collapse

The Associated Press OLYMPIA —Insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in last year’s Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle, which sent two cars into a river below, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The board voted unanimously after a…

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June 20, 2014 at 9:10 PM

WSP: Man fell out of moving car on I-5 near West Seattle Bridge

A man fell out of a moving vehicle on southbound Interstate 5 near the West Seattle Bridge this evening, according to the Washington State Patrol. The right three lanes of I-5 were closed at the scene while emergency medical personnel performed CPR on the man. The lanes are now open, the State Patrol said. The circumstances of the…

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May 29, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Traffic mess a special worry for expectant West Seattle woman

Among those caught in the morning traffic mess in Seattle was a pregnant woman, Danielle Campoamor of West Seattle, who took about an hour and a half to get from home to the University of Washington Medical Center. “Bad Seattle traffic is one thing,” she tweeted. “Bad Seattle traffic with contractions? Insert expletive deleted here.” Reached later by…

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May 29, 2014 at 7:56 AM

All lanes now open after 5-hour traffic mess,10-mile backup on southbound I-5

UPDATE 11:30 a.m. |  A half-hour all lanes were reopened, southbound traffic on Interstate 5 was close to moving at a normal speed through downtown Seattle. UPDATE 11 a.m. | All lanes were opened by 11 a.m. UPDATE 10 a.m. | WSDOT says it will be another hour before the closed southbound I-5 lanes reopen to…

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March 23, 2014 at 1:13 PM

I-5 shut down southbound for investigation near Georgetown

UPDATE, Sunday, 2:25 p.m. | The woman who jumped or fell from the overpass is alive and was taken to Harborview Medical Center, according to the Washington State Patrol. Earlier, the Seattle Police Department gave inaccurate information about her condition. UPDATE, Sunday, 1:23 p.m. | Washington State Department of Transportation reports on Twitter that the two left…

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March 11, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Bus fire causes heavy traffic on northbound I-5 near Lynnwood

UPDATE, 8:44 p.m. | The 21 occupants of the charter bus were uninjured, WSP said. Northbound I-5 traffic is backed up two miles, according to WSDOT. Firefighters said the scene should be clear by 9:10 p.m. ORIGINAL POST | A bus fire on northbound Interstate 5 at 196th Street in Lynnwood temporarily shut down all…

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March 6, 2014 at 9:14 PM

Construction expected to snarl Seattle traffic this weekend

This weekend will bring more frustration for Seattle drivers as Washington State Department of Transportation crews close all but one of the northbound collector-distributor lanes that merge traffic from Interstate 90 onto Interstate 5 and downtown freeway ramps. The ramp from South Dearborn Street to northbound I-5 will also close. It will be a partial closure…

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March 1, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Woman crashes SUV into veterans’ van on I-5, then tries to steal car

A woman tried to steal a car after crashing into a Department of Veterans Affairs van this morning on Interstate 5 near Federal Way, according to the Washington State Patrol. Neither the woman nor anyone in the van was seriously injured. The woman crashed into the $80,000 van — used to transport disabled veterans –about 8:45…

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February 26, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Motorcyclist hits 117 mph on I-5 in Seattle, gets arrested

A motorcyclist who authorities say was driving in the I-5 express lanes at speeds nearing 117 mph was booked into the King County Jail last night. The motorcyclist was nabbed after the evening commute when he was seen hauling northbound through downtown Seattle last night, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Webb.  Details about how…

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