Stories tagged: winter driving
Mon., Nov. 4, 2019
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.
Mon., April 10, 2017
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 …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016
Transportation officials say Interstate 90 eastbound has been closed over Snoqualmie Pass after multiple vehicle collisions and spinouts in snow and ice.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016
As winter and the holidays draw near, there is an important type of preparation worth undertaking: getting ready for winter driving.
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014
SEATTLE — A winter storm warning is in effect until Wednesday morning in the Washington Cascade passes.
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013
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 …
Mon., Dec. 2, 2013
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 …
Mon., Dec. 17, 2012
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 …
Mon., Nov. 12, 2012
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.
Wed., Oct. 31, 2012
OLYMPIA — Studded tires are legal again on Washington state highways starting Thursday, as winter travel laws take effect Nov. 1.
Fri., March 2, 2012
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.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2012
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 …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2011
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 …
Mon., Nov. 29, 2010
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 …
Mon., Oct. 11, 2010
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 …
Mon., Sept. 27, 2010
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 …
Mon., Dec. 22, 2008
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 …
Mon., Dec. 3, 2007
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 …