Northbound Interstate 5 at milepost 81 in Lewis County was fully blocked due to an investigation of a fatality collision on Tuesday morning, according to Trooper Will Finn with the Washington State Patrol.
Southbound Interstate 5 will be closed tonight at midnight so Joint Base Lewis-McChord workers can remove what appears to be an old landmine unearthed near the railroad tracks there, according to a news release.
Olympian reporter Amelia Dickson shares her frustration with the roundabouts at Fourth and Fifth avenues just west of downtown Olympia. Readers are encouraged to share their local traffic frustrations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
State senators want to overhaul how Sound Transit does business, starting with the agency’s governing board. The state Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would replace the 18 local officials who are appointed to Sound Transit’s board with 11 board members who are directly elected by voters.
Puget Sound Energy, Potelco and Michels Power crews are scheduled to repair and replace power lines in Olympia that were damaged during the recent winter storm. Some of that work will result in Interstate 5 lane and ramp closures this week, according to the state Department of Transportation.
A crash on Interstate 5 temporarily closed all southbound lanes of the freeway in South Tacoma Monday morning. Two people were injured in the collision, which the State Patrol said was caused by a wrong-way driver.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning extending from Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning, telling drivers to expect heavy snowfall throughout the Cascade Mountains during that period.
Pilot-car drivers escorting oversized loads are authorized to stop traffic when needed. To earn that responsibility, they first must take eight hours of training and pass a written test to be certified by the state.