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Studless winter tires provide the same amount of grip and don’t contribute to the mounting deterioration of our nation’s roadways that traffic engineers and experts are warning against.
During the past half-century, annual U.S. sales of road salt grew from 160,000 tons to about 20 million tons, as a group of environmental scientists pointed out in a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of the Sciences. NaCl kept roads free from slippery ice, but it also changed the nature of North America’s freshwater lakes.
Transportation officials say Interstate 90 eastbound has been closed over Snoqualmie Pass after multiple vehicle collisions and spinouts in snow and ice.
As winter and the holidays draw near, there is an important type of preparation worth undertaking: getting ready for winter driving.
SEATTLE — A winter storm warning is in effect until Wednesday morning in the Washington Cascade passes.
Market Street in the Mead area is slated for major improvements starting next year. The Spokane County commissioners last week accepted a $1.5 million grant from the state to rebuild Market from Farwell Road to Parksmith Drive.
A chain-reaction fatal collision at the start of Thanksgiving travel last Wednesday was a strong reminder of the danger posed by fast-changing winter weather conditions in the Inland Northwest. One person died in the four-vehicle crash involving a semitruck, two passenger cars and a pickup on a stretch of freeway that had iced over.
A series of properties open for public access in the Dishman Hills area has become a haven for hikers as well as a sanctuary for wildlife just miles from Spokane County’s two largest cities. The county continues to add new parcels to the collection that runs from Camp Caro on the north to Big Rock on the south.
A 40-year-old Coeur d'Alene woman was killed this morning when her car slid on snow-covered roads and was hit by another vehicle.
OLYMPIA — Studded tires are legal again on Washington state highways starting Thursday, as winter travel laws take effect Nov. 1.
It’s been a long time since we’ve had any actual huffing-puffing blizzards like the storms that dumped on us this week. And a lot of you Spokane drivers have apparently lost your snow-navigating skills.
Last week’s early round of snow and ice may have drivers nervous about venturing out this Thanksgiving. But officials said there is no reason to fear if you are prepared and proceed with caution.
Now that the weather has our attention, it’s probably a good time to check in with the highway patrol on how to stay safe on the road this winter. Washington State Patrol Trooper Troy Briggs said the single most important thing driving in winter is simple:
Construction of the North Spokane Corridor took a big jump forward in recent days with the installation of bridge girders at the future Wandermere interchange at U.S. Highway 395. The work comes as the project timeline nears the one-year mark until completion of the northern leg of the north-south freeway route.
The Howard Street corridor in Spokane from Fourth Avenue to Buckeye Street is being turned into a bicycle route. In addition, a bicycle loop is being marked off in the downtown area west of Howard.
With a winter snowstorm raging Monday Dec. 29th 2008, Spokane Police had to shut down S. Stevens St. leading up to the South Hill.
On his way to work last week – a day before the big storm – Spokane sheriff’s Sgt. Dave Reagan spotted a driver unable to merge onto U.S. Highway 195 because he failed to scrape his windows and mirror. Reagan, who doesn’t normally make traffic stops, pulled the man over.