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Archives: Dec. 2010


Car vs. power pole accident blocks lane near Roy

An earlier car vs. power pole collision blocks the northbound lane of State route 507 at  280th Street near Roy, the Washington State Department of Transportation reports.

Washington State Patrol and  utility crews are en route. Alternating, one-way traffic is getting past the scene.


Traffic backup on westbound State route 512

UPDATE, 10:20 a.m.: All lanes open.

A tow truck operation to clear an earlier collision from the median blocks the left lane of westbound SR 512 at Canyon Road.

Traffic is backed up approximately two miles to 104th Street in Puyallup, the Washington State Department of Transportation reports.

The Washington State patrol is on the scene.


Crash blocks SR 507 near Roy

A collision that injured at least one person is blocking both directions of state Route 507 near Roy, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The crash occurred about 7:10 p.m.


Emergency repairs restrict Union Avenue traffic

Drivers will experience delays and restrictions at the intersection of South 35th Street and Union Avenue the vicinity over the next two or three weeks, according to a press release from the Tacoma Public Works Department.

Union Avenue will remain open with one lane in each direction, although turns may be restricted at Union and South 35th Street.

Contractors will begin the repairs today on a

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City urges motorists to ‘Drive Nice’ with new ad campaign

Tacoma drivers may be noticing a series of public-service advertisements around town, urging them to exercise care around bicycles and pedestrians.

The “Drive Nice, Tacoma” safety campaign is placing the yellow-and-black caution-style signs on Pierce Transit buses and shelters and the Link trolley. One sign shows a human outline being bumped by a car, with the slogan “Pedestrians are not hood ornaments.”
Another shows a auto-bicycle collision (the rider loses), under the admonishment “Don’t disappoint your driver’s ed teacher.”

“We wanted a campaign that would make people stop and think, so we used very clear and recognizable

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