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April 11, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Traffic snarls coming to Snoqualmie Pass for 2 weeks

Construction-related bottlenecks in the big city will be relatively minor this weekend, but motorists crossing the state Sunday can expect delays as long as two hours for crews east of Snoqualmie Pass  building detour routes for the summer work season. The state Department of Transportation (DOT) will reduce travel to one lane in each direction for two…


0 Comments | Topics: Snoqualmie Pass, Traffic

March 21, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Friday Memo: The littlest Zag … helicopter crash probe … weekend road alerts

Bulldogs play today: Gonzaga’s David Stockton isn’t big, but he’s “absolutely fearless,” according to his coach. Overlooked because of his size, Stockton was a walk-on at Gonzaga, where he showed his grit and skill. It also never hurts to have an NBA all-star father. “The biggest part of my growth as a player was…


0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Traffic, weather

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 21, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Friday Memo: Workers finally get OT pay … Mariners need Hawks’ energy … weekend freeway slowdowns

Here’s one for the little guy: A drywall contractor in Issaquah has agreed to pay $550,000 to settle a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit alleging it shortchanged nearly 400 workers on overtime wages over a 3½-year period. The Mariners are big Seahawks fans. Can that winning Super Bowl energy give a boost to…


0 Comments | Topics: Mariners, snow, Traffic

December 13, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Aurora Ave. N. and part of Mercer St. closed this weekend

Parts of Aurora Avenue North and eastbound Mercer Street will be closed to traffic from 3 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday. Aurora Avenue North will be closed between Valley Street and the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel. Here’s a map of closures and suggested detour routes. Mercer Street will be closed between Fifth Avenue North…


0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Seattle Department of Transportation, Traffic

December 6, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Commuters wait as responders take 2 hours to clear viaduct crash

It took more than two hours for authorities to deal with a crash on the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Friday morning, aggravating thousands of bus riders and drivers entering Seattle from points south. The collision happened at 6:29 a.m. northbound, between the stadiums and Seneca Street, fire dispatch logs say.  Matt Leber, known as Velo…


0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: crash, delays, Traffic

September 11, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Logging truck loses load on Interstate 405

A logging truck has spilled its load on northbound Interstate 405 at Northeast 160th Street, blocking several lanes, according to the state Department of Transportation. The driver of a car that was struck by the logs has been taken to the hospital, according to the Washington State Patrol. A loader has arrived and is cleaning up the…


0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: accident, Traffic

September 9, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Commuters in the mist: foggy prelude to a sunny week

The Associated Press Summer may be in its final weeks, but forecasters say it will make itself felt with above-normal temperatures this week. The National Weather Service expects the highest temperatures — 15 to 20 degrees above average on Wednesday and Thursday. Highs are forecast in the 80s in Western Washington and 90s in Eastern Washington. Clouds are…


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