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Archives: Jan. 2012


UPDATED: Ramp from SR 167 to I-5 closed today for repairs

UPDATE as of 1:15 p.m.

The state DOT has extended the closure to 2:30 p.m.


The state DOT will close the ramp from southbound state Route 167 to southbound Interstate 5 today for emergency pavement repairs.

The ramp will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Drivers who want to get onto southbound I-5 should get on the freeway at Portland Avenue.


Lane of SR 167 near Emerald Queen closed for repair work

The state Department of Transportation has closed one lane of northbound state Route 167 near East T Street and the Emerald Queen Casino this afternoon so crews can remove a light pole.

The right lane of the road will be blocked off from noon to 3 p.m.

The pole is near a sinkhole.

Drivers going north on SR 167 should expect delays near East T Street.


UPDATE: Lanes open after collision on northbound I-5 near 47th Avenue

A collision on northbound Interstate 5 near Carlyle Road/47th Avenue is causing traffic backups since the right two lanes are blocked, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The accident occurred just before 6 p.m.

WSDOT said they hope to reopen the lanes by 7:30 p.m.


All lanes reopened at 7 p.m.


Some roads might be icy Tuesday morning

The Washington State Patrol advises drivers to be careful on the roadways this morning.

“You could be dealing with some icy spots during your commute this morning,” trooper Guy Gill tweeted this morning.

There’s been no reports of accidents so far.


East Valley Highway reopened, West Valley Highway still closed

The City of Sumner has reopened the East Valley Highway through the city after last week’s storms.

City crews will now work on reopening West Valley Highway. The city reports the roadway might not be ready to reopen today.

“Drivers should prepare for alternate routes as the West Valley Highway may still be closed in Sumner for this evening’s and tomorrow morning’s commutes,” the city reported.

Forest Canyon also remains closed in Sumner.