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Tag: Fife


CLEARED: Crash on southbound I-5 at 54th Ave E in Fife causing backup

UPDATE as of 5 p.m. All lanes are cleared, according to WSDOT.

INITIAL POST: A crash on southbound Interstate 5 at 54th Street East in Fife is causing a backup, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The HOV lane is blocked, and emergency responders are on the scene, WSDOT officials said at 3:30 p.m.

The crash happened at 3:15 p.m.


CLEARED: Motorcycle collision causing backups on southbound I-5, blocking lanes by 70th Avenue in Fife

All lanes are now open, according to WSDOT.

UPDATE: The motorcycle rider will be taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, Trooper Guy Gill with the Washington State Patrol said. The WSP is investigating the crash as a possible vehicular assault.

INITIAL POST: A collision involving a motorcycle is blocking four lanes of southbound Interstate 5 by 70th Avenue East in Fife, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Southbound I-5 is backed up to State Route 18 in Federal Way, according to WSDOT. The Washington State Patrol is on the scene.


Crews move restored caboose through Fife today

Drivers through Fife might be slowed today as crews moved a train caboose to its permanent home in Dacca Park.

The caboose is being moved from Fife City Hall, down 54th Avenue East and Valley Avenue East to Dacca Park. The move was expected to take place between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The Oregon, Washington Railway and Navigation Co. caboose has been fully restored.

Read more about the caboose in Friday’s News Tribune.