Stories tagged: Interstate 90
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
It’s been a dangerous winter for elk on Interstate 90
At least 65 elk have been killed this winter on a stretch of Interstate 90 just west of Vantage.
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
Front Porch: Sometimes human, animal migrations intersect
I travel to Seattle often and have rather unkindly considered the space between here and there as simply the drive-through counties. But then a few years ago I began noticing …
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
New exit off of I-90 aimed to ease congestion at Freya
The state wants to improve traffic flow and relieve some of the congestion at the Thor-Freya interchange on Interstae 90 by building a new and longer westbound exit.
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016, 8:21 a.m.
I-90 traffic slow after semi-trailer crash cleared
A fiery semi-trailer crash along Interstate 90 near the Sprague exit Friday morning has been cleared.
Mon., Sept. 28, 2015
Getting There: Dead, diseased poplars along I-90 being cut down
Dead and diseased Lombardy poplar trees growing as a visual screen between Interstate 90 and the Spalding Auto Parts wrecking yard will be cut down. The trees are part of …
Tue., Sept. 8, 2015
Paving will give East Central direct road to Spokane core
When it comes to building highways in Spokane, no neighborhood has borne more pavement than East Central. More than 1,000 houses in Spokane were leveled to make way for the …
UPDATED: Thu., July 30, 2015, 4:47 p.m.
Trailer blocking I-90 east near U.S. 195
A 30-foot trailer has rolled over on Interstate 90 near the ramp onto U.S. Route 195, blocking the ramp and all eastbound lanes.
Tue., July 21, 2015
Wildfires threaten homes in region; one closes I-90 in both directions
Two fast-moving wildfires burning in Eastern Washington are threatening homes, with one closing Interstate 90 near the Columbia River. The brush fire along the busy highway near George closed traffic …
UPDATED: Mon., July 20, 2015, 6:01 p.m.
I-90 closed near George due to wildfire
A wildfire that started Sunday in Grant County reignited Monday afternoon, racing across open fields of sage brush and growing quickly to nearly 800 acres.
Thu., May 28, 2015
Transportation compromise bill passes House, heads to Senate
OLYMPIA – The Washington state House of Representatives passed a $5.1 billion transportation budget Wednesday, sending the compromise spending plan to the Senate, which could pass it before the first …
Sat., May 23, 2015
Semitruck collision earns SCRAPS cats free food
A collision involving two semitrucks 7 miles west of Spokane early Friday was a boon for the area’s homeless cats. At least four pallets of cat food were recovered from …
Fri., April 17, 2015, 8:37 a.m.
Highway abuzz with bees after semitruck tips, dumps hives
LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A semitruck carrying honeybees scattered hundreds of hives when it overturned early Friday on a highway north of Seattle.
Mon., April 13, 2015
Interstate 90 widening project on Snoqualmie Pass resumes
Work on widening Interstate 90 to six lanes on the east side of Snoqualmie Pass has resumed for the construction season, the seventh year of the megaproject to upgrade the …
Fri., April 10, 2015
$7.7 billion Washington transportation budget gets House OK
OLYMPIA – The House approved a transportation budget Thursday that includes money to repave nearly 2,100 miles of state highway, repair up to 50 structurally deficient bridges and continue work …
Wed., April 8, 2015, 9:39 p.m.
Senate approves plan to allow 75 mph speed limit
OLYMPIA – A proposal to allow the state Department of Transportation to raise highway speed limits to 75 mph will be decided by Gov. Jay Inslee.
Thu., April 2, 2015
Report: Pine, Argonne interchange upgrades would improve Valley traffic flow
Chances are you will never reach the posted 35 mph speed limit on Argonne Road between Mission and Trent avenues. A traffic study almost completed by the public works division …
Mon., March 30, 2015
Division Street gateway upgrade begins
Work is starting today on a project to improve and beautify Spokane’s main gateway along Interstate 90 at Division Street. Landscaping, sculptures, walkways, irrigation, walls, fencing, lighting and other features …
Thu., Jan. 15, 2015
Chain-reaction pileups on I-90 involve nine vehicles
Two chain-reaction pileups damaged nine vehicles Wednesday morning on Interstate 90 near Liberty Lake, though no one appeared to be seriously injured, the Washington State Patrol said. The debris from …
Fri., Jan. 9, 2015
Landowners draw plan for to build on downtown Spokane lot
One of the first things that visitors to Spokane see when they exit Interstate 90 at Division Street is an empty lot behind temporary murals. A Lutheran church that stood …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 4, 2014, 10:23 p.m.
Freezing rain causing numerous accidents
Washington State Patrol troopers have responded to about 25 crashes tonight in Spokane County between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., said Trooper Randy Elkins.
Mon., Dec. 1, 2014
Division Street gateway upgrade in works
The city of Spokane is ready to move ahead next spring with a long-sought beautification project for the Division Street entrance to downtown at Interstate 90. New landscaping and walkways …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 21, 2014, 7:43 p.m.
Snoqualmie Pass conditions dicey
Numerous accidents caused the Washington State Patrol to close both directions of Interstate 90 across Snoqualmie Pass late this afternoon.
Sat., Nov. 1, 2014
I-90 morning commute time takes hit, analysis says
Traffic congestion during the morning commute on Interstate 90 has worsened in the past few years, but problems with slowdowns and delays are relatively minor compared to West Side freeways, …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 15, 2014, 9:07 a.m.
I-90 reopens in both directions at Liberty Lake
Interstate 90 has reopened in both directions at Liberty Lake.
Mon., Sept. 15, 2014
Project to replace lighting on Interstate 90 almost complete
When workers finish construction along Interstate 90 from Liberty Park to Havana Street this fall, drivers will see it in a different light. The state this year is finishing a …
Mon., Sept. 15, 2014
Leaking truck forces long I-90 shutdown
A tanker truck leaking a hazardous chemical shut down Interstate 90 near the Washington-Idaho state line for hours Sunday and released fumes that sickened two police officers and prompted officials …
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 9:46 a.m.
Prosecutor: No charges in deputy shooting of armed veteran
Prosecutors will not file charges against the six Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies who shot and killed Army veteran Jed Zillmer during an armed confrontation near the Spokane Valley Mall in …
Fri., Aug. 1, 2014, 9:01 a.m.
I-90 shooter indicted on 12 assault charges
The man who engaged police in a shootout on Interstate 90 near Post Falls was indicted by a grand jury on 12 counts of assault with intent to commit murder. …
Wed., July 23, 2014, 7:56 a.m.
Spokane Valley boy injured in rollover crash near Ritzville
A five-year-old boy and 33-year-old man were injured in a single-vehicle rollover collision just after 7 p.m. Tuesday near Ritzville, the Washington State Patrol said.
Fri., July 18, 2014
Vantage pileup closes eastbound I-90
A chain-reaction accident involving at least 24 vehicles closed eastbound Interstate 90 for much of the day Thursday as emergency crews struggled in blowing dust, ash and smoke to remove …