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Daily Mail
Dough truck overflows on the highway after heat makes it risethat was being transported to be repurposed into livestock feed. She said the
Daily Mail / Posted 7 hours ago
that was being transported to be repurposed into livestock feed. She said the dough was not fit for human consumption. Washington State Department of Transportation crews repaired the truck and cleaned up the mess before sending the truck on... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Circuit of electric car charging stations completed on scenic bywayuse mapped webpages, such as PlugShare to connect. There are currently 18,000
KING5 Seattle / Posted 22 hours ago
use mapped webpages, such as PlugShare to connect. There are currently 18,000 electric cars registered in Washington. Washington State Department of Transportation hopes to have 50,000 on the road by 2020. You can now drive the entire Cascade... Read more
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Reality TV World
Heat causes bread dough to rise, leak out of semi while in transitgrain Batman! It's messy but it's not a hazard! I'm on a roll," Bova quipped.
Reality TV World / Posted yesterday
grain Batman! It's messy but it's not a hazard! I'm on a roll," Bova quipped. The mess was cleaned up by the Washington State Department of Transportation, which tweeted out a series of half-baked bread puns. "...Doe, a deer a female... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Roadkill plan: People take 1,600 deer, elk off Washington roads in first yeardeer and elk picked off Washington roads sounds substantial, citizen roadkill p
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
deer and elk picked off Washington roads sounds substantial, citizen roadkill pickup has yet to make much of a dent for the Washington State Department of Transportation. State Farm Insurance estimates that 17,612 insurance claims were made for... Read more
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The Columbian
Heavy traffic follows five-vehicle crash on I-5 Bridgeon the Interstate Bridge was reported just after 6:30 a.m. and blocked the midd
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
on the Interstate Bridge was reported just after 6:30 a.m. and blocked the middle lane for about an hour, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Traffic cameras show that the highway is moving at a stop-and-go pace back to... Read more
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The Columbian
I-5 overflow snarls downtown Vancouver streetsduring the peak travel times between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. has grown, so too has th
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
during the peak travel times between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. has grown, so too has the traffic in Vancouver’s west-side roads. Washington State Department of Transportation said when people use Vancouver’s streets to get ahead of some I-5 congestion... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Why do electronic traffic signs sometimes show wrong info? Here’s why, and what might fix ittheir traveling-time estimates and the actual time it takes to get around, SDOT
The Seattle Times / Posted 2 days ago
their traveling-time estimates and the actual time it takes to get around, SDOT spokeswoman Mafara Hobson said. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) manages the system controlling what appears on state highway signs,... Read more
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The Columbian
Distracted-driving law takes effect Sundaywere somehow distracted, and 5.6 percent of the drivers they saw were distracte
The Columbian / Posted 4 days ago
were somehow distracted, and 5.6 percent of the drivers they saw were distracted by their cellphones. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, distraction of some kind led to more than 12,300 crashes in 2016 statewide,... Read more
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The Seattle Times
This weekend’s traffic black hole: Olympiaslowdown for concrete replacement near Snoqualmie Pass “has been known to add t
The Seattle Times / Posted 4 days ago
slowdown for concrete replacement near Snoqualmie Pass “has been known to add two hours to people’s travel times,” says Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) spokeswoman Lisa Van Cise, in this week’s ominously cheerful video... Read more
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The Columbian
Overturned truck snarls Highway 14 traffic at I-205Friday afternoon, snarling traffic at the intersection of Highway 14 and Inters
The Columbian / Posted 4 days ago
Friday afternoon, snarling traffic at the intersection of Highway 14 and Interstate 205. The freeway remains open, but Washington State Department of Transportation webcams show traffic is backed up on Highway 14 as far east as Southeast 164th... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Expect delays on I-90 as crews repair sinkhole in Issaquahsmall sinkhole from above, but crews say underneath the freeway the hole opens
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 5 days ago
small sinkhole from above, but crews say underneath the freeway the hole opens up to about 10 feet deep and 20 feet wide. Washington State Department of Transportation crews are at the scene working to repair the hole. It’s located in the... Read more
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The Columbian
Legislature overview: Clark County made strides in Olympiaearlier this spring, the process it outlines begins as soon as later this summe
The Columbian / Posted 5 days ago
earlier this spring, the process it outlines begins as soon as later this summer. The bill carves out $350,000 for the Washington State Department of Transportation to take inventory and catalog previous work done on the Columbia River... Read more
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The Columbian
Five candidates vie for two seats on Woodland City Councilconnectivity for Woodland residents,” he wrote. “I’ll continue to work with our
The Columbian / Posted 5 days ago
connectivity for Woodland residents,” he wrote. “I’ll continue to work with our legislative leaders in Olympia and (the Washington State Department of Transportation) in order to ensure that these transportation issues remain on their radar for... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Drivers delayed up to 2.5 hours on U.S. 2 in Snohomish Co.An overturned grinder on U.S. Route 2 is causing major delays in Snohomish Coun
KING5 Seattle / Posted 6 days ago
An overturned grinder on U.S. Route 2 is causing major delays in Snohomish County. The Washington State Department of Transportation said on Twitter to expect delays up to two-and-a-half hours between Gold Bar and Skykomish. UPDATE: Crews will be... Read more
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BC Local News
One ferry out of service for Sidney to Anacortes routefor paying the full amount of their BC Ferries tickets. At this time, no new re
BC Local News / Posted 6 days ago
for paying the full amount of their BC Ferries tickets. At this time, no new reservations are accepted. Ian Sterling of Washington State Department of Transportation said that, while the international morning cancellation will result in an... Read more
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Oak Bay News
One ferry out of service for Sidney to Anacortes routefor paying the full amount of their BC Ferries tickets. At this time, no new re
Oak Bay News / Posted 6 days ago
for paying the full amount of their BC Ferries tickets. At this time, no new reservations are accepted. Ian Sterling of Washington State Department of Transportation said that, while the international morning cancellation will result in an... Read more
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Goldstream News Gazette
One ferry out of service for Sidney to Anacortes routefor paying the full amount of their BC Ferries tickets. At this time, no new re
Goldstream News Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
for paying the full amount of their BC Ferries tickets. At this time, no new reservations are accepted. Ian Sterling of Washington State Department of Transportation said that, while the international morning cancellation will result in an... Read more
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Sooke News Mirror
One ferry out of service for Sidney to Anacortes routefor paying the full amount of their BC Ferries tickets. At this time, no new re
Sooke News Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
for paying the full amount of their BC Ferries tickets. At this time, no new reservations are accepted. Ian Sterling of Washington State Department of Transportation said that, while the international morning cancellation will result in an... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
I-5 road work expected to cause major weekend delays near Olympialanes on I-5 at Pacific Ave. will be reduced to two narrowed lanes from Friday
KING5 Seattle / Posted 7 days ago
lanes on I-5 at Pacific Ave. will be reduced to two narrowed lanes from Friday night to Monday morning both weekends. Washington State Department of Transportation officials expect significant backups. Workers will rebuild a bridge approach... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Hot Air Balloon Makes Emergency Landing Near Highway in Snohomish, Washington. Credit – Washington Department of Transportation via Storyfulunexpected landing in the meridian between the two highways. The six people abo
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 7 days ago
unexpected landing in the meridian between the two highways. The six people aboard were not injured. Videos posted by the Washington State Department of Transportation show the balloon deflating after its landing. Credit: Washington Department of... Read more
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The Seattle Times
‘We land wherever the wind takes us’: Hot-air balloon deflates in highway median in Snohomishan “unexpected” landing, and deflation, in the median of highways 9 and 2 in Sn
The Seattle Times / Posted 7 days ago
an “unexpected” landing, and deflation, in the median of highways 9 and 2 in Snohomish on Wednesday morning, according to Washington State Department of Transportation. WSDOT tweeted out images of the balloon, which was eventually... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
I-90 construction near downtown Spokane to endSPOKANE, Wash.—Morning’s commutes near downtown Spokane are about to get easier
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 9 days ago
SPOKANE, Wash.—Morning’s commutes near downtown Spokane are about to get easier. The Washington State Department of Transportation plans to reopen I-90 westbound between Altamont to Division Tuesday morning. According to the Washington State... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Here’s your guide to weekend roadway closuresamong the usual mix of weekend traffic. Before starting your weekend excursion
The Seattle Times / Posted 11 days ago
among the usual mix of weekend traffic. Before starting your weekend excursion, here’s a look at roadway closures by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to help you avoid getting stuck at traffic choke points. The agency... Read more
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The Seattle Times
From inside the Highway 99 tunnel, crews disassemble Bertha’s back endaway the drill’s cutter head. Now, they’re moving top to bottom, taking apart o
The Seattle Times / Posted 11 days ago
away the drill’s cutter head. Now, they’re moving top to bottom, taking apart other sections and lifting them by crane, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reported Friday. The disassembling work, led by tunnel contractor... Read more
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The Columbian
Dead end really the end for Lower River Roadall goes according to plan, salmon and endangered species will thrive there som
The Columbian / Posted 14 days ago
all goes according to plan, salmon and endangered species will thrive there someday. The situation actually isn’t new. The Washington State Department of Transportation, longtime owner of the remote two-lane highway that snakes north past... Read more
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The Columbian
Padden Parkway closures plannedNorth East Padden Parkway/state Highway 500 should start thinking about differe
The Columbian / Posted 16 days ago
North East Padden Parkway/state Highway 500 should start thinking about different ways to get around later this month. The Washington State Department of Transportation announced plans to resurface the highway between Northeast 117th Avenue and... Read more
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The Columbian
Battle Ground project seeks to relieve clogged roads1999, around the same time the Fred Meyer opened. It was always designed to be
The Columbian / Posted 16 days ago
1999, around the same time the Fred Meyer opened. It was always designed to be a temporary light, as agreed on by the city, Washington State Department of Transportation and Fred Meyer. The plan called for it to be removed when the area became... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Fire by I-90 has closed WB lanes near Vantage90 in Grant County has closed the westbound lanes. Eastbound lanes were closed
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 16 days ago
90 in Grant County has closed the westbound lanes. Eastbound lanes were closed earlier but have reopened. And the Washington State Department of Transportation is in the process of opening one lane heading westbound. Officials are still... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Dry Creek fire in Washington grows to 350 acresparts of State Route 141, including a full closure in both directions from BZ C
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 16 days ago
parts of State Route 141, including a full closure in both directions from BZ Corner to Sunnyside Road, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. A detour is in place using BZ Glenwood Highway and Trout Lake Glenwood... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Police fatally shoot man who fired at Bainbridge Island police from sailboatIsland Police Chief, Matthew Hammer. “In the last four weeks, we've had surpris
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 17 days ago
Island Police Chief, Matthew Hammer. “In the last four weeks, we've had surprisingly the third serious event." The Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries suspended the route between Seattle and Bainbridge Island shortly after... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Dry Creek Fire in Washington grows to 500 acresparts of State Route 141, including a full closure in both directions from mile
KING5 Seattle / Posted 17 days ago
parts of State Route 141, including a full closure in both directions from milepost 14 to milepost 17, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Fire on both dirs. SR 141 near Gilmer Substation (Pud) from mp 14 to mp... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Dry Creek fire in Washington grows to 500 acresparts of State Route 141, including a full closure in both directions from mile
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 17 days ago
parts of State Route 141, including a full closure in both directions from milepost 14 to milepost 17, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Fire on both dirs. SR 141 near Gilmer Substation (Pud) from mp 14 to mp... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Police respond to reported active shooter on Bainbridge IslandMatthew Hamner told Q13 News it was not known whether anyone was hit but office
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 17 days ago
Matthew Hamner told Q13 News it was not known whether anyone was hit but officers were believed to be taking fire. The Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries suspended the route between Seattle and Bainbridge Island until further... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Washington and Oregon want more answers, change from Amtrak after derailmentafter fares, for service connecting Vancouver, B.C., Seattle, Portland and Euge
The Seattle Times / Posted 18 days ago
after fares, for service connecting Vancouver, B.C., Seattle, Portland and Eugene. Their letter was signed by Ron Pate, Washington State Department of Transportation rail director, and Hal Gard, Oregon Department of Transportation rail and... Read more
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The Columbian
Work scheduled on I-5, N.W. Lower River Roaddrivers will probably need to build some extra time into their schedules, start
The Columbian / Posted 19 days ago
drivers will probably need to build some extra time into their schedules, starting in about the middle of this month. The Washington State Department of Transportation announced plans to resurface southbound I-5 near Kalama. That section of... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Why are lanes closed on the interstate when no one is working?Wash. – It can be a frustrating sight when you see a lane closed on the interst
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 20 days ago
Wash. – It can be a frustrating sight when you see a lane closed on the interstate but no one is there working. The Washington State Department of Transportation has gotten several social media comments about this and they are offering up an... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Amtrak train derailed on special section of trackthe vicinity. Whether that was a contributor to the incident, we don't know," s
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 21 days ago
the vicinity. Whether that was a contributor to the incident, we don't know," said Jason Biggs, operations manager for the Washington State Department of Transportation rail division. Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham declined to comment about... Read more
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The Columbian
No tolls or ‘congestion pricing’away from this proposal. What’s their new “revenue” scheme? Congestion pricing
The Columbian / Posted 21 days ago
away from this proposal. What’s their new “revenue” scheme? Congestion pricing. You know, the disastrous policy the Washington State Department of Transportation enacted on Seattle’s I-405. Citizens pay up to $10 to drive in the HOV lane,... Read more
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The Columbian
Did last-resort switch push Amtrak train off course?the vicinity. Whether that was a contributor to the incident, we don’t know,” s
The Columbian / Posted 22 days ago
the vicinity. Whether that was a contributor to the incident, we don’t know,” said Jason Biggs, operations manager for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) rail division, which oversees regional Cascades service. The Federal... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Did last-resort switch push Amtrak train off course?the vicinity. Whether that was a contributor to the incident, we don’t know,” s
The Seattle Times / Posted 22 days ago
the vicinity. Whether that was a contributor to the incident, we don’t know,” said Jason Biggs, operations manager for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) rail division, which oversees regional Cascades service. The Federal... Read more
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The Columbian
Wildfire burning in western Washington near Hanford siteMoss, a Hanford spokesperson, says the fire started Sunday at a firing range in
The Columbian / Posted 23 days ago
Moss, a Hanford spokesperson, says the fire started Sunday at a firing range in Yakima County. In response, the Washington State Department of Transportation closed State Route 24 and parts of State Route 240. SR-24 is closed between... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Speed signage goes electric in two area work zonescongestion or bad weather. Variable speeds have long been used on major bridge
The Toledo Blade / Posted 23 days ago
congestion or bad weather. Variable speeds have long been used on major bridges in the New York area. More recently, the Washington State Department of Transportation installed systems that use speed detection to control variable speed limits on... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
week-old peregrine falcon chicks fitted with tracking bandspatterns, life span, and behavior. It’s used by conservationists to keep the fa
KING5 Seattle / Posted 25 days ago
patterns, life span, and behavior. It’s used by conservationists to keep the falcons safe and healthy, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation, which assisted with the banding. Peregrine falcons are recovering from near... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Summer road work: Big changes coming for Tacoma driversin Tacoma will cause delays and changes for drivers starting next week—and coul
KING5 Seattle / Posted 27 days ago
in Tacoma will cause delays and changes for drivers starting next week—and could last for the next six months. The Washington State Department of Transportation is warning drivers to plan ahead and pack their patience. One project, which... Read more
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The Columbian
SR 14 reopens after oil spill cleanupTuesday for an oil spill cleanup. “We were able to get a contractor crew out t
The Columbian / Posted 28 days ago
Tuesday for an oil spill cleanup. “We were able to get a contractor crew out to do the paving, that was a big part of it,” Washington State Department of Transportation spokesman Bart Treece said. More work on the stretch of highway is planned for... Read more
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The Columbian
Semi crashes, spilling oil on SR 14 east of Washougalno injuries, Robley said. Of the 10,000 gallons that the rig was carrying, abo
The Columbian / Posted 29 days ago
no injuries, Robley said. Of the 10,000 gallons that the rig was carrying, about 3,000 spilled onto the road and grass, Washington State Department of Transportation spokesman Bart Treece said. The oil is the type used to make asphalt, he... Read more
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The Seattle Times
How many HOV-lane cheaters are there, and how many get caught?cars for HOV-lane violations in 2016, handing out about 10,000 tickets ($136 a
The Seattle Times / Posted 30 days ago
cars for HOV-lane violations in 2016, handing out about 10,000 tickets ($136 a pop) and 4,000 warnings, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). There’s no high-tech system for catching violators. Troopers either... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Road to snowy and scenic Artist Point will open Thursday, WSDOT saysThe Washington State Department of Transportation plans to open access to Artis
The Seattle Times / Posted 1 months ago
The Washington State Department of Transportation plans to open access to Artist Point this Thursday, giving drivers access to a renowned, 360-degree view that includes the glaciated peaks of Mount Shuksan and Mount Baker. The popular and scenic... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Traffic alert: Expect long delays on I-5 and I-90 this hot summer weekendThe Washington State Department of Transportation tells motorists to expect del
The Seattle Times / Posted 1 months ago
The Washington State Department of Transportation tells motorists to expect delays of more than an hour this hot weekend through work zones on I-5 and I-90. “If you can travel early in the day or late in the day, that’s going to be better,” urged... Read more

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