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July 20, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Sunday Memo: Wildfires burning … Super Bowl repeat? … A viaduct park?

National Weather Service forecast Wildfires continue to burn and consume: But slightly cooler temperatures, humidity and some rain are giving firefighters some hope of getting the upperhand in fighting the fires that have destroyed up to 100 homes. Here’s the story from overnight. We will be updating what’s happening throughout the…

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March 11, 2014 at 6:52 AM

Tuesday Memo: Patrolling the store aisles … Crystal avalanche … Big cat attack

There’s moonlighting, but what do you call this? A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy may be in trouble after being accused of working at a retail store while he was supposed to be on patrol. (May I help you, ma’am, or are you just looking?) It was “huge.” That’s how the avalanche…

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December 6, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Commuters wait as responders take 2 hours to clear viaduct crash

  A C Line bus waits in traffic to take the Fourth Avenue South loop ramp. (Mike Lindblom photo) 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….

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

September 23, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Tunnel boring machine resumes digging in Seattle

This is an August 20, 2013 aerial view of the work site where Bertha, the world’s largest tunnel-boring machine, is digging a tunnel to replace the aging Viaduct along Highway 99. The giant machine returned to work early Monday after a long delay. (Photo by  Bettina Hansen/ The Seattle Times)   The Associated Press The world’s largest…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: bertha, highway 99, tunnel

March 1, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Expect traffic snarls this weekend in Seattle

There’s the potential for some traffic snarls this weekend around the Sodo stadiums, the Alaskan Way Viaduct and on I-5, so be prepared and plan ahead. Here’s a list of what’s happening: The Viaduct is closed from 6 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 6 a.m. to noon Sunday, for its routine semi-annual inspection. The on-ramp from…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Sounders, viaduct, weekend traffic

August 27, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Highway 99 re-opened after crash shut it down for 2 1/2 hours

Seattle police and fire personnel working at the scene of semi-truck that overturned in the northbound lanes of Highway 99 near Safeco Field late this morning. The crash closed the northbound lanes and one southbound lane for 2 1/2 hours. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times) The northbound lanes of Highway…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: highway 99, lanes closed, truck crash

July 27, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Traffic alert: events, road closures this weekend

Weekend events will bring road closures or traffic congestion to the area Saturday and Sunday, so here’s a heads-up. At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the Seafair Torchlight Run will close northbound SR 99 between the West Seattle Bridge and the Battery Street Tunnel. When the run is over, the stretch between South Royal Brougham Way and the Battery…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: congestion, Seafair, Torclight Parade

May 16, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Morning Memo/Wednesday: Cooler … Teen girl shot dead … Teen lost in river

Weather:  We’re returning to what Seattle is really like in May, with temperatures in the mid-60s, at least today. It might only reach 60 tomorrow. We’re certain you enjoyed the sun Monday and Tuesday. We sure did. At least it’s not expected to rain today, but it might Friday. The National Weather Service…

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Comments | Topics: malnourished boy, Mariners, Morning Memo

April 30, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Seattle City Council moves forward with seawall replacement bond measure

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously today to prepare a property-tax bond measure for the November ballot to fund reconstruction of the waterfront seawall. Council member Jean Godden said the seawall is badly deteriorated and has a 1-in-10 chance of collapsing in a significant earthquake during the next 10 years. The council will spend the next two…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, Politics | Topics: Highway 99 tunnel, Seattle City Council, seawall

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