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July 22, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Morning commute a breeze … so far

Update 8:40 a.m. This morning’s commute was a breeze, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Bart Treece, WSDOT spokesman, said the commute is almost identical to Monday’s when traffic volume was two-thirds above normal before 6 a.m., then plummeted to 40 percent below normal the next hour, 60 percent below normal the next two hours,…

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July 17, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Stretch of I-90 near Vantage still closed after 21-vehicle crash

Update at 5:34 p.m. : Blowing dust and ash from a recent fire may have led to the collision of more than 20 vehicles today on I-90 near Vantage. The Washington State Patrol responded around 11 a.m. to the crash, which involved 15 passenger vehicles and six commercial trucks, according to Trooper Darren Wright. The…

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May 3, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Montlake Bridge closed; I-90 express lanes head west into Seattle

Opening day of the boating season will bring extra traffic on the roads — and the closure of the Montlake Bridge through 4 p.m. today. During the closure, the ramp from westbound Highway 520 to Montlake Boulevard and the left-turn lane from eastbound 520 to Montlake Boulevard also will be closed. Also today, I-90 express lanes…

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September 13, 2013 at 8:55 PM

80-year-old North Bend man dies after I-90 crash

UPDATE: 9:30 p.m. | Police are now saying the 80-year-old North Bend man who died after a collision on Interstate 90 was driving the vehicle that swerved to miss a cooler in the road. This contradicts an earlier report that the man had been hit when another car swerved into his lane to avoid the cooler…

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January 25, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Time to share ideas on tolling the Interstate 90 bridge

Drivers using the I-90 floating bridge have until Feb. 22 to air their suggestions about potential tolls, an idea nervous state leaders have pondered since 2008, and which will soon undergo environmental studies. I-90 tolls are meant to reduce a $1.4 billion shortfall to replace the neighboring Highway 520 bridge, serving what the state…

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November 7, 2012 at 9:45 PM

North Bend burglary results in high-speed chase on I-90, 2 arrests

The Associated Press NORTH BEND – A North Bend-area burglary that netted a .357 magnum handgun and a checkbook led to one quick arrest in Snoqualmie and a high-speed escape attempt along Interstate 90 before a second person surrendered. King County sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West says the elderly victims reported Tuesday’s burglary to officers and quickly alerted…

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October 30, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Mother of 2 boys left alongside I-90 is found, arrested

The Associated Press POST FALLS, Idaho – A Spokane County sheriff’s spokesman says deputies have found and arrested a woman sought after her two young boys were left along Interstate 90 in Post Falls, Idaho. Deputy Craig Chamberlin says an anonymous caller’s tip led deputies Tuesday night to a house where they found the woman. She has…

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October 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM

Cattle killed when container falls off truck on I-90

A shipping container filled with cattle fell off of a semi-truck this morning on Interstate 90 in Seattle, killing many of the animals, the State Patrol said. The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. on eastbound I-90 just east of Rainier Avenue, according to KIRO-TV. The State Patrol says 30 to 40 cows were in the large container and it is…

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May 25, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Traffic delays expected on I-90 for holiday weekend

Drivers should expect delays on Interstate 90 over the holiday weekend between Cle Elum and Easton and between Hyak and Keechelus Dam, the Washington State Department of Transportation warns. Two lanes will be open in both directions, but drivers will experience narrow shoulders and reduced speeds in the work zone over the holiday weekend. Before setting out, drivers…

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