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Getting There: A friendly reminder that Spokane drivers don’t need studded tires

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.


Salt keeps icy roads safe. It’s also putting North America’s freshwater lakes at risk.

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 …


Eastbound Interstate 90 reopens over Snoqualmie Pass

Transportation officials say Interstate 90 eastbound has been closed over Snoqualmie Pass after multiple vehicle collisions and spinouts in snow and ice.


Getting There: Time to get ready for winter driving

As winter and the holidays draw near, there is an important type of preparation worth undertaking: getting ready for winter driving.


Snoqualmie Pass to close for avalanche control

SEATTLE — A winter storm warning is in effect until Wednesday morning in the Washington Cascade passes.


Getting There: $2.5 million Market Street upgrade in works

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 …


Getting There: Fatal crash a tragic reminder about driving in the cold

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 …


Getting There: Dishman Hills conservation holdings get name

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 …


Coeur d’Alene woman killed in early morning crash

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.


Studded tires OK on Washington highways Nov. 1

OLYMPIA — Studded tires are legal again on Washington state highways starting Thursday, as winter travel laws take effect Nov. 1.


Lawmakers OK tire socks for traction in snow

Tire socks are fabric covers that slip over wheels to give drivers better traction in the snow. They originated in Scandinavia and now they may roll on Washington highways.


Clark: Snow unearthed more than 1 maroon, if you catch my drift

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 …


Getting There: AAA expects increase in holiday drivers

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 …


Getting There: On snowy roadways, slower is smarter

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 …


Getting There: Corridor bridge girders installed

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 …


Getting There: Road-sharing just got easier

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 …


A little preparation goes a long way on snowy roads

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 …


Slush, sliding, whiteouts: wintry words of wisdom

Slow down. Increase your following distance. Check your equipment. Most people have heard all the winter driving warnings. But what’s a driver to do when faced with specific, very bad …