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A vehicle approaches a toll bridge. (credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Toll Violators Can Get Penalties Waived

first-time toll violators can now resolve their civil penalties

07/20/2015

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Update: Concrete Slab Falls From Overpass, Crushing Truck, Killing 3

A concrete slab fell from a construction site on a Washington state highway overpass on Monday, crushing a vehicle driving underneath the span and killing a young couple and their baby boy, police said.

CBS Seattle–04/14/2015

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Additional I-90 Bridge Closures Expected This Week

As the Blue Angels return to Seattle for Seafair, so do Interstate 90 bridge closures

CBS Seattle–07/28/2014

Seattle City Attorney Peter S. Holmes is calling on dozens of residents ticketed for public marijuana use to fight the “improper” tickets issued by a single police officer who reportedly flipped a coin to decide whether or not to write citations in addition to handwriting taunts to Holmes on the tickets themselves.  (credit: NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

WATCH: ‘Drive High, Get A DUI’ Commercials Introduced In Washington

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission has rolled out a few public service announcements aiming to prevent driving under the influence of marijuana.

CBS Seattle–07/21/2014

File photo of cars on a highway. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Information On I-90 Closures

Three lanes of westbound I-90 will be closed beginning Friday at 9:30 p.m. between Bellevue and Mercer Island for road repair.

CBS Seattle–07/18/2014

GM Safety VP Jeff Boyer (Photo Credit: General Motors)

GM Releases Video To Demonstrate Safety of Recalled Cars

One day after the Department of Transportation refused to order GM to pull recalled vehicles off the road, the auto company has released a video showing tests they’ve done on the recalled vehicles.

05/09/2014

The bridge collapse at the Interstate 5 corridor over the Skagit River. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Feds Look For Temporary Fix After I-5 Bridge Collapse

Federal officials were searching the country for a possible temporary replacement for a bridge that collapsed along the crucial Interstate 5 corridor, but Washington Gov. Jay Inslee cautioned Friday that major disruptions will last for weeks, if not months.

05/24/2013

A Seattle Police Boat on Lake Washington (Saul Loeb/AFP/GettyImages)

Leaks Found In Some Pontoons For New 520 Bridge

Small cracks have appeared in at least two the first six pontoons built for a new floating bridge in Lake Washington, but transportation officials said Friday the problem is manageable.

CBS Seattle–10/26/2012

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Snow Forecast Closes Road Near Mount Baker

The forecast of snow at Mount Baker prompted the state Transportation Department to close the road to Artist Point on Tuesday for the season.

CBS Seattle–10/16/2012

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WA DOT to Close I-90 for Blue Angels’ Practices and Performances

The Washington State Department of Transportation will close all lanes of Interstate 90 across Lake Washington several times from Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5, to accommodate air show practices and performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels for this year’s Seafair festivities.

08/01/2012