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Archive for the 'Incidents' Category


Sea Tac Runways Were Closed by Ice

From The News Tribune: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/business/2012/01/19/sea-tac-once-again-frozen-up-runways-closed-for-de-icing/ This morning all three runways at Sea Tac airport were closed due to ice. They are now open. Interesting article on snow and ice at Sea Tac: http://www.portseattle.org/Newsroom/Fast-Facts/Pages/Snow-Removal.aspx Ben

Tacoma and Seattle Link Closures

http://www.soundtransit.org/schedules/alerts.xml http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/theweatherbeat/2017278642_weather_impacts_sound_transit_commute_this_morning.html Tacoma Link is shut down due to ice on the lines. Seattle Link is closed at the airport. Stay safe out there. Ben

Sound Transit Bus Catches Fire

From The News Tribune: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/crime/2012/01/18/sound-transit-bus-catches-fire-in-downtown-tacoma/ One of the big Sound Transit tour buses caught fire in Downtown Tacoma. No injuries. Ben

Watch For Ice Statewide

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/01/18_IceWarning.htm Due to heavy snow in Western Washington and snow in Eastern Washington, coupled with cold air, ice is expected on area roads Wednesday night. Stay safe out there. Ben

Small Avalanche on Snoqualmie Pass

From WSDOT: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/01/18_snowslideoni90.htm A small avalanche happened on Snoqualmie Pass this afternoon. A car drove into it but there was no damage or injuries. More avalanche control is in process. Ben

Car Collides With South Lake Union Trolley

From KOMO-News: http://southlakeunion.komonews.com/photo-gallery/transportation/709064-photos-car-collides-slu-trolley-woman-taken-hospital A car hit the South Lake Union Streetcar today. The car was totaled and the streetcar was knocked off the tracks. Remember, watch out for other vehicles, even rail vehicles, out there. Ben

People Arrested for Climbing the Narrows Bridge

From The News Tribune: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/crime/2012/01/08/pair-arrested-for-climbing-tacoma-narrows-bridge/ A group of people were climbing the Narrows Bridge at night to take photos from the top. They were arrested by the State Patrol. While you can take some amazing photos from the top (I’d like to go up there myself), this is incredibly dangerous. Especially at night when it […]

Link Light Rail Shut Down Due To Suspicious Package

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Suspicious-package-shuts-down-streets-light-rail-136808198.html A suspicious package near the Othello light rail station has shut down Central Link. No word on when it will open. Ben

Port of Tacoma Watching For Explosive Containers

From The News Tribune: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/11/26/1921500/port-on-watch-for-bad-containers.html Longshoremen at the Port of Tacoma are keeping an eye out for possible explosive containers from Vietnam. The containers were improperly serviced with a coolant that can explode when mixed with air. Let’s hope this work limits any incidents taking place here. Ben

WSDOT Winter Driving Website

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/winter With possible snow in Friday’s forecast, may be time to review these tips from WSDOT. Ben