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Archives: Jan. 2013


CLEARED: Single-car crash near SR 512 causing backup on southbound SR 167

UPDATE as of 4:15 p.m. All lanes are clear, but there is still a 4 mile backup, according to WSDOT.

INITIAL POST: A car that left the roadway and crashed on the ramp from southbound state Route 167 to westbound state Route 512 is causing backups on southbound SR 167, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The left lane of the ramp was blocked, and there was a 4 mile backup as of about 2:30 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.

The driver was taken to the hospital with series injuries after the crash, which happened about 12:30 p.m., according

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Collision blocking lane to westbound SR 512 in Puyallup

A collision is blocking the right lane to westbound state Route 512 near southbound state Route 167 in Puyallup, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The crash happened at 12:30 p.m. at milepost 6 on SR 167.

State troopers and emergency personnel are on scene.

One person was taken to a local hospital with injuries, trooper Guy Gill said.


CLEARED: Collision blocking lanes at SR 161 and 187th St. E in South Hill

A collision is blocking lanes on state Route 161 near 187th Street East in South Hill, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The accident happened at 10:15 a.m. at milepost 21.

Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction, WSDOT reports.

Troopers are on scene.

UPDATE as of 10:47 a.m.: All lanes are open.


Eastbound SR 16 in Tacoma to close overnight Thursday

Crews will close a section of eastbound state Route 16 in Tacoma late Thursday to continue work on the Nalley Valley project, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The closure will take place at 11 p.m. at Union Avenue. It also includes the on-ramp from Union Avenue to eastbound SR 16. Lanes are expected to reopen by 4 a.m. Friday.

The Nalley Valley project is replacing the existing eastbound SR 16 structure that spans Nalley Valley. It will also finish the SR16 and Sprague Avenue interchange.


South Tacoma Way expected to reopen for Monday morning commute

Crews expect to reopen all lanes of South Tacoma Way before Monday morning’s commute, state Department of Transportation officials said Sunday night.

A piece of the old eastbound viaduct fell on the roadway shoulder Friday during demolition, which caused crews to close the road between South Pine and South Wilkeson streets.

No one was injured and there was a safety barrier in place, but gas and water service in the area was affected.

Workers cleared the debris over the weekend, and crews worked to restore gas and water.


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CLEARED: Lanes blocked from collision at westbound SR 16 and 6th Avenue

An accident on westbound state Route 16 near 6th Avenue is blocking the left two lanes and causing backups, the state Department of Transportation reported.

The collision happened at 8:45 a.m.

Troopers and WSDOT’s incident response team are on scene.

UPDATE as of 9:19 a.m.: All lanes are clear.