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March 20, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Weekend highway slowdowns in Seattle and Bellevue

Sections of Highway 99, Interstate 5, I-405, and three major Seattle streets will be partly or fully closed for road work this weekend. Saturday from 4:30 a.m to 7 p.m., the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Highway 99 will close in both directions so crews can study cracks in the columns and girders. A routine March 1 inspection found…

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March 14, 2014 at 1:03 PM

WSDOT crews push to reopen North Cascades Highway

State Department of Transportation crews will begin work to reopen the North Cascades Highway on March 31. The road could reopen sometime in May. Snow depths of 10 feet were recorded this week at the Washington Pass summit — double the amount of snow measured there last year, a transportation department news release said. Snow below the Liberty…

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March 12, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Truck blocking Montlake ramp caused the 8-mile backup on I-5 this morning

A large truck that blocked the Montlake on ramp off eastbound Highway 520, was to blame for long backup in the area this morning. Mike Allende, spokesman for the State Department of Transportation, said a large work truck hit a barrier around 7:45 a.m. and blocked the Montlake exit. “The State Patrol ended up closing the ramp,” he…

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March 11, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Ferry service out of Seattle delayed after low-speed chase

UPDATE, 10:48 p.m. | Ferry service out of Seattle has resumed at Colman Dock, WSDOT said on its website. The low-speed chase has ended and the driver has been arrested.   ORIGINAL POST | Ferry service to Bainbridge Island and Bremerton is delayed tonight because of police activity at Seattle’s Colman Dock, according to…

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March 3, 2014 at 5:40 AM

Snoqualmie Pass reopens across I-90

UPDATE: 4:40 p.m. | Snoqualmie Pass has reopened in both directions, according to WSDOT. Traction tires are advised and oversize vehicles are prohibited. The current weather is overcast skies with occasional rain showers. UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. | Snoqualmie Pass, which closed late Sunday night due to heavy snows, downed trees and avalanche danger, is expected to…

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February 24, 2014 at 2:39 PM

State money will keep viaduct buses rolling

Transit riders on buses that travel on the Alaskan Way Viaduct — who faced the possibility of severe bus-service cuts this summer — will catch a break until the end of 2015, it now seems. Bus use has grown on the viaduct routes since construction in that corridor began in 2011, Metro says. Many buses…

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January 24, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Multiple lanes of northbound I-5 closed through Sunday

Multiple lanes of northbound Interstate 5 between the Interstate 90 interchange and Yesler Way will be closed through Sunday  for expansion-joint repairs, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Lanes will reopen at 11 p.m. Sunday. WSDOT is advising drivers to avoid traffic delays by taking alternate routes such as Highway 99 and Interstate…

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October 30, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Ugly morning commute on I-5 south into Seattle

UPDATE 9:10 a.m.: Things are improving for commuters heading in Seattle on southbound I-5. The commute, which had been more than 100 minutes at one point this morning, is down to just over an hour, according to the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The average morning commute time from Lynnwood to Seattle on I-5 south is 43 minutes. ORIGINAL POST: Brace…

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September 10, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Woman pulled from water after jumping from Bainbridge ferry

UPDATE 2:45 P.M. | The U.S. Coast Guard says the woman they rescued is in good condition after a 25-foot Seattle-based Coast Guard boat spotted her in the water. Coast Guard spokesman Nathan Littlejohn said the woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center. The Seattle Fire Department says she is in stable condition. A 45-foot Coast Guard boat, Coast Guard…

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August 11, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Rock slide closes North Cascades Highway

UPDATE, 5:24 p.m. | A portion of North Cascades Highway from the winter gate closure at milepost 147 to Rainy Pass at the Chelan County line is closed indefinitely, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The roadway will remain closed indefinitely because of incoming storms and multiple rock and mud slides in the area. UPDATE,…

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