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December 2, 2013 at 1:32 PM

West Seattle Bridge reopens after de-icer caused crashes

An SDOT truck spreads sand on the West Seattle Bridge after is was closed earlier today. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times) UPDATED 4:20 P.M |  The West Seattle Bridge reopened this afternoon, following nearby crashes that were blamed by police on road de-icer. Three cars spun out on the curve next to the Nucor steel mill, where eastbound traffic turns…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: ice, sdot, Seattle Police Deepartment

October 18, 2013 at 10:05 AM

UPDATE: Ballard Bridge is now open to traffic

UPDATE: 10:30 a.m. | The bridge is now open to traffic. Traffic backed up north of the Ballard bridge when the bridge was stuck open Friday morning. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) Original post: The Ballard bridge is stuck open this morning after an apparent mechanical failure. Rick Sheridan, spokesman for Seattle Department of Transportation, said that…

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June 4, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Rain delays Ravenna repaving project; roads, ramps open tonight

A section of Seattle’s Northeast Ravenna Boulevard is going to remain bumpy a little bit longer. Because of rain, plans to repave the street in the eastbound direction between Northeast 65th Street and 15th Avenue Northeast have been delayed until Wednesday night. The closure was to include the Interstate 5 on-ramp from Northeast Ravenna, the Northeast 65th…

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February 23, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Head of traffic management at Seattle transportation department resigns

The man in charge of traffic management for Seattle announced his resignation Thursday, citing personal reasons. Charles Bookman, who joined Seattle’s Department of Transportation in 2002, said he is leaving his post  March 30 to oversee the care of his ailing 97-year-old father, who lives in New York City. Bookman’s division is responsible for the city’s signs and street…

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January 17, 2012 at 6:03 PM

City says it wasn't prepared Sunday morning as Boren Avenue turned slick with snow

Despite extensive publicity about its snow readiness, the Seattle Department of Transportation was caught unprepared by the first blast of January snow Sunday morning, when cars spun out on Boren Avenue. The confusion was captured on this humorous YouTube video, titled “Seattle Drivers in Two Inches of Snow.” It was shot on a steep slope…

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