Stories tagged: traffic
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane officials balk at billing for sidewalk snow clearing
The proposal, which has been tabled for this snow season, would have allowed the city to hire crews to clear trouble areas near schools and businesses. Officials also say they …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Man dies after being run over at the corner of Howard and First
A man was killed in downtown Spokane on Saturday after being run over by a vehicle in what appears to have been a parking accident, according to police.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Bonners Ferry woman dies in auto crash in Sandpoint
Susan L. Rogers, 74, was traveling northbound in a Volkswagen Beetle near milepost 478 around 1 p.m, when she lost control on the slick road and slid into the southbound …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:28 p.m.
Man sustains life-threatening injuries after crashing into RVs near Barker Road
A 20-year-old Silver Valley man suffered life-threatening injuries Thursday night after crashing into an RV business on Barker Road near the I-90 interchange.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 7:03 p.m.
Spokane announces new snow plowing plan: 5 changes for your winter preparations
Plows will roll sooner, and parking restrictions will change under a new snow plowing plan intended to avoid the issues of last year’s response. Chief among the changes is the …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
SUV rolls into North Monroe storefront
An SUV rolled through the intersection of Monroe Street and College Avenue at roughly 7:30 p.m. Sunday night to crash head-on into the plexi-glass exterior of the storefront opposite.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Traffic accident kills 4 bison in Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park rangers are investigating a traffic accident that left four bison dead in northwest Wyoming.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Motorists trapped as suspicious object shuts main U.K. highway
Hundreds of motorists were stuck for hours on one of Britain’s main highways after it was closed Tuesday due to a “suspicious object.”
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
Traffic nightmare as 500K people told to leave South Florida
The race to flee Hurricane Irma became a marathon nightmare as more than a half-million people were ordered to leave South Florida on Thursday.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Yellowstone Park vehicle traffic nearing capacity
Sometime within the next four to six years, Yellowstone National Park is expected to reach its capacity for being able to handle all the vehicles that tourists drive through the …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane will plow neighborhood streets sooner under new snow removal plan in the works
Full city plows would occur when an inch or two of snow is on the ground, compared to the six that was required under old plans. The plowing would be …
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017
A Main route through downtown: Spokane ponders dedicated bike lane, more pedestrian friendly link to University District
City Council President Ben Stuckart says Spokane should start acting now to re-imagine a four block stretch of Main Avenue in order to promote business growth by getting more people …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
Eclipse traffic already heavy in Central Oregon
Traffic is already a headache in central Oregon as thousands of people arrive before Monday’s total solar eclipse.
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017
Traffic snarls expected before, after solar eclipse
State warns of traffic mess from folks headed south to watch the eclipse.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane leaders scrap decades-old plan for Ferris campus arterial
Signaling shift towards alternative transportation, City Council drops two ‘auto-centric’ items from growth plan
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Rolled semis spew corn onto interstate, block westbound traffic on I-90
A rolled semi truck spilled corn onto I-90 blocking westbound traffic for several hours early Friday morning.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Spokane eyes tougher regulations for Uber, Lyft after outcry from cab companies
With no new rules in sight from the state Legislature, Spokane signed contracts with the popular ride-hailing services last week with the promise city laws would be rewritten. Traditional taxi …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
3 killed, 1 injured when car slams into back of parked semi
Three people were killed and one was injured when a car slammed into the back of a parked semi-truck in Lynnwood, Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 11:40 p.m.
‘Put the cellphone down’ law starts Sunday
Washington becomes one of the toughest states in the country Sunday for people who do anything behind the wheel with their cell phones.
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Eels from overturned truck slime cars on Oregon highway
A truck hauling eels overturned on an Oregon highway, turning the coastal road into a slimy mess.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Then and Now: Stevens Street Extension
Before the 1960s, Stevens Street only went up the South Hill to Seventh Avenue, blocked by the cliff above and the expansive estate of Daniel Corbin, which was purchased by …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Parking meter enforcement gets tougher in downtown Spokane
Pay attention to where and when you park, because starting Saturday, the city will begin issuing fines for overstaying the maximum amount of time posted on a meter.
Sun., June 25, 2017
Downtown Spokane has long history of experimentation, controversy with parking
The Washington Supreme Court had to decide whether downtown Spokane would install parking meters back in the 1940s. Today, rates are competitive with other similar-size cities, but officials are calling …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Spokane Valley city staff considering 4-way stop at Eighth Avenue and McDonald Road
The intersection of Eighth Avenue and McDonald Road in Spokane Valley has been accident prone for some time, and Councilwoman Pamela Haley has heard a lot of complaints from residents …
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Fire sparked by barbecue temporarily shuts down Interstate 90
Interstate 90 westbound at George, Washington, was temporarily closed Sunday due to a wildfire that officials say was caused by a spark from a barbecue along the Columbia River.
Sun., June 4, 2017
Overpass planned for Bigelow Gulch, Forker roads
Spokane County is preparing to build a curved overpass linking Bigelow Gulch and Forker roads, the latest phase of a major expansion aimed at increasing traffic capacity and reducing accidents.
Sat., June 3, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Juvenile killed, 7 others injured in Idaho crash
A 15-year-old eastern Idaho girl has died and seven other juveniles sustained injuries in a one-vehicle crash Saturday in Pocatello.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
One dead in Highway 93 head-to-head crash with semitruck
An unnidentified man was killed in a head-to-head crash with a semitruck Wednesday night on Highway 53 east of Rathdrum.
Sat., May 27, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Plans for new northside Costco include Highway 2 roundabout
Costco is moving forward quickly with its plans to construct a new, 167,000 square foot retail warehouse near the site of the former Kaiser Aluminum smelter near Mead. Those plans …
Wed., May 17, 2017
Better traffic control on I-90 welcomed
Spokane has grown considerably since 1974, when I-90 was opened. It’s good to see that traffic-control measures may soon be implemented to reflect that reality.