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UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

Fatal crash 6 miles south of Colville shuts down highway

A fatal crash six miles south of Colville shut down U.S. Route 395 on Wednesday afternoon.


Seattle braces for highway closure, historic traffic squeeze

A major thoroughfare for commuters along downtown Seattle’s waterfront is set to shut down for good, ushering in what officials say will be one of the most painful traffic periods …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:10 p.m.

California takes financial wallop from unrelenting wildfires

Truckers abandoned big-rigs and motorists screamed in fear as they came dangerously close to an explosive wildfire that shut down about 45 miles of a major California interstate near the …


Tanker truck explosion in Italy kills 2, injures up to 70

A tanker truck carrying flammable material exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna, killing at least two people, injuring …


Arizona state trooper fatally shot in highway confrontation

A rookie state trooper still in training was fatally shot and a second trooper was wounded in a fight with a suspect who took one of the trooper’s guns in …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 3:16 p.m.

Scenic California highway near Big Sur reopens after slide

A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive …


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Wind blew a bounce house onto a California highway — with a child still inside it

A child’s bouncing session inside an inflatable playhouse last weekend took a frightening turn when a gust of wind blew the structure onto a busy Southern California highway, authorities said.


Slide blocks rugged North Cascades Highway

An avalanche has covered a section of rugged highway in northern Washington state, blocking traffic in both directions and preventing several dozen people from leaving the area.


100 years ago in Spokane: Mine president pledges $5,000 for highway from Spokane to Nelson, B.C.

Conrad Wolfle, president of the United Copper Mine of Chewelah, pledged $5,000 toward building a paved highway from Spokane to the British Columbia border, and then on to the city …


Police shoot and kill tiger that wandered on busy interstate

Georgia police shot and killed a Bengal tiger on Wednesday after it escaped from a truck and wandered along a major interstate near Atlanta, frightening residents of a nearby subdivision.


Wayward bull corralled on interstate highway in New Jersey

State police have helped capture a wayward bull that was found walking along a major interstate highway in New Jersey.


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.


Two bodies found in pickup truck in Chelan County

The bodies of a man and woman have been found in a pickup truck near a Washington highway.


Another Atlanta highway fails, closes

Another major highway in metro Atlanta has been closed, this one because an underground gas leak caused the fast lane to buckle.


Montana State University student dies in I-90 crash near Bozeman

A 19-year-old Montana State University student has died in a rollover crash on Interstate 90 near Bozeman.


Yellowstone tourists face detour for fire but landmarks open

Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season are facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway …


Washington freeway reopens after tank truck rollover

A section of a major freeway in Washington state has reopened state after a tanker truck rolled over and spilled fuel near the Port of Tacoma.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2015, 9:03 p.m.

Idaho cattle rancher killed in gunfire exchange with sheriff’s deputies

A cattle rancher was killed in a shootout with Adams County Sheriff’s deputies late Sunday following a vehicle collision between his bull and a station wagon on U.S. Highway 95 …


Crews blasting out better I-90 on Snoqualmie Pass

The sheer magnitude of it is difficult to comprehend, even in person. More than one million tons of rock to be blasted and removed. Three hundred cubic yards of concrete …


Two killed in head-on collision

Two Lewiston residents died Saturday when their car collided head-on with another attempting a pass on State Route 127 seven miles south of Dusty, in Whitman County.


High Hopes For Walleye At Liberty

After a 1995 attempt to stock Liberty Lake with walleye failed, officials with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife are optimistic that a release last Friday will be …


Mcrae Creek Road Closed For Repair

The U.S. Forest Service is closing the McRae Creek Road in the Fernan Ranger District for the next two weeks for reconstruction. The closed portion begins at County Road 503 …


Panel Backs Funds To Ease I-90 Congestion

Drivers tired of tie-ups on Interstate 90 between Sprague Avenue and Argonne Road may get some relief from the Legislature. The House Transportation Committee on Monday added $1 million to …


Avalanches Close Passes

Avalanches sent cascades of snow and rocks onto two major Cascade mountain highways Monday evening, halting most traffic between Eastern and Western Washington. One person was rescued from a slide …


Avalanche Closes Road Near Lowman

An avalanche Saturday night closed Idaho 21 between the Grandjean Junction and Banner Summit, the Idaho Transportation Department said. The avalanche occurred Saturday night at about 5 p.m. 20 miles …


Montana Road Will Be Closed For Repair

Reconstruction and repair of badly damaged sections of the Going-to-the-Sun Road will begin Wednesday night and close the road to through traffic five nights a week, the park said Monday. …


Steel Arm Helps Bridge Workers Hang Out Repair Crews Eye State’s Bridges From The Bottom Up As They Move From Job To Job

A truck with a 60-foot long mechanical arm gripped a bucket-load of workers Friday and dangled them 464 feet above the Moyie River Canyon. Riding the steel arm is the …


Road Ranking Helps Steer Repairs State Tries To Sink Money Into Stretches With Worst Rating

North Idaho drivers may have their own choices for worst roads in the state. But state transportation officials contend the roughest road in North Idaho is a stretch of state …


Crews Get Back To Grind On Interstate 90 Bumps

A sign on I-90 near Park Road tells commuters what they probably already know. Photo by Steve Thompson/The Spokesman-Review