The National Transportation Safety Board says that insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in the Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle last year.
Gov. Jay Inslee says it will cost $15 million to repair the Skagit River bridge. The federal government has already promised the state $1 million in emergency dollars to fix the Interstate 5 bridge.
A truck hauling a too-tall load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major interstate between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the span and two vehicles into the Skagit River. All three occupants suffered only minor injuries.
Get out and enjoy all the beauty and fun that western Washington offers! Just a short drive from Seattle will take you to magical tulip fields, art shows, antiques and more.
Whether it’s tulips, a wine festival, or a love for all things literary, you and your family can have a great weekend just a short drive from Seattle.
Ready for a hopping good time this weekend? From animals to tulips, cheese making to egg hunting, there’s something extra fun for you and your family this weekend in Seattle.
From April 1 – 30, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival will celebrate the beauty of daffodils, tulips and springtime. The bloom schedule is up to Mother Nature, but even now there are rows of yellow daffodils to see and fun activities for the whole month of April!
According to the Washington State Apple Commission, the 2011-2012 apple crop in the state could be the third largest ever! That means those dreamy thoughts of apple pie, caramel apples and apple cider can come true! Here are some of the places you can go to pick your own Washington apples, and you don’t have to venture too far from Seattle.
King County’s Earth Day Expo Westlake Plaza 4th and Pine http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/stewardship/earth-day.aspx Environmental entertainment and activities to make your home and garden more earth-friendly. Hours: Friday, April 22 10:00am – 2:00pm Prices: FREE for everyone Whirligig! […]