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  • Amtrak train was traveling at 80 mph in 30 mph zone, NTSB says

    12/19/2017 4:07:00 AM PST · by servo1969 · 178 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-19-2017 | Ryan Gaydos
    An Amtrak train that derailed Monday during its inaugural ride on a new line in Washington state was traveling at 80 mph in a 30 mph zone, the National Transportation Safety Board said, citing data recorder information. Bella Dinh-Zarr, an NTSB board member, said at a news conference late Monday that information from the data recorder in the rear locomotive provided information about the train’s speed. ------------- A track chart prepared by the Washington State Department of Transportation shows the maximum speed drops from 79 mph to 30 mph for passenger trains just before the tracks curve to cross Interstate...
  • Object on tracks may be cause of deadly Amtrak derailment

    12/18/2017 12:35:57 PM PST · by servo1969 · 152 replies ^ | 12-18-2017 | Bruce Golding and Bob Fredericks
    Monday’s deadly Amtrak train derailment appears to have been caused by an object on the railway, according to a government official briefed on the crash. A preliminary investigation suggests maintenance problems are unlikely to blame because the incident took place on brand-new tracks, the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. At least six people were killed and the death toll is expected to rise, the official said.
  • 30 cars crash on icy I-5 in Portland

    02/03/2017 6:33:58 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies ^ | February 3, 2017
    Portland Fire & Rescue officials say 30 cars crashed and caused a massive pileup on I-5 Southbound at Capitol Highway.
  • I-5 bridge collapses over Skagit River, sending vehicles, people into water

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A portion of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River, about 60 miles north of Seattle, collapsed Thursday, sending three vehicles and people plunging into the cold water at least 50 feet below. Amazingly, there were no fatalities, Skagit County authorities said. Three people were pulled from the river and taken to Skagit Valley Hospital and United General Hospital; two were reported to be in stable condition, the other had minor injuries and was being released Thursday night. The survivor who was released was identified as Dan Sligh, 47. His wife, Sally Sligh, 56, remained...
  • Electric vehicle stations planned along I-5

    06/30/2010 7:14:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies · 1+ views
    The Everett Daily Herald ^ | June 29, 2010 | Bill Sheets
    As early as the end of this year, you might be able to hop into your plug-in electric car and drive to Portland, Ore., or Vancouver, B.C., without worrying about finding a charging station. The state has received federal economic stimulus funds to build four or five charging stations along the I-5 corridor from Canada to Oregon. The $1.32 million would ultimately pay for seven to 10 stations on I-5 and I-90. If all goes as planned, Washington will be the first state to have a series of coordinated electric charging stations spanning its borders, said Tonia Buell, a spokeswoman...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Rapid shots have been fired at North Seattle Community College (developing)

    08/28/2009 10:18:46 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 226 replies · 6,821+ views
    King 5 News ^ | 08/28/09 | Staff
    Only this Breaking News header on the King 5 news site, thus far: "Shooting - Rapid shots have been fired at North Seattle Community College in the Northgate area of Seattle; I-5 southbound near college has been shut down.
  • Seattle – I-5 Shooting Suspects May Have Planned Sniper Attack

    08/31/2009 11:31:39 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 12 replies · 1,611+ views
    NTA ^ | 8/30/09 | National
    Two men arrested Friday night during a bizarre shooting spree along Interstate 5 in North Seattle may have been planning to fire at vehicles driving up and down the freeway, police said Sunday. “One theory is that maybe they were going to snipe at people as they were driving by on I-5,” Seattle Police Department spokeswoman Renee Witt told KOMO News
  • Woman says throwing rocks onto I-5 was her idea (Guilty)

    05/27/2009 1:46:11 PM PDT · by llevrok · 45 replies · 2,458+ views
    KING 5 TV News (Seattle) ^ | 5/27/09 | DREW MIKKELSEN
    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - A Lakewood woman arrested for throwing rocks off an Interstate 5 overpass says it was all her idea, and she's sorry. Eighteen-year-old Amanda Madison and 23-year-old Jason Sizemore were arrested Monday after being spotted from the air by a state patrol plane. No one was hurt. Madison says while they were dropping the rocks, they were playing a stripping game. When police busted them, Madison was wearing just her underwear. The two both face 14 counts of assault - one for each car that was hit. "I didn't really care at the time," Madison said. "Now that...
  • Trucker: Burrito caused crash that closed I-5

    04/07/2009 4:18:30 PM PDT · by llevrok · 64 replies · 1,679+ views
    KVAL TV ^ | 4/7/09
    <p>WOLF CREEK, Ore. (AP) - A truck driver blamed his breakfast burrito for a crash on Interstate 5 that scattered a load of building materials across all four lanes of the freeway near Wolf Creek in Southern Oregon.</p>
  • I-5 reopens

    01/09/2009 12:30:50 PM PST · by djf · 2 replies · 274+ views
    Interstate 5 had been closed for 36 hours or so on a twenty mile stretch south of Olympia, Washington due to flooding. It has just reopened to truck traffic and will be open to all traffic this afternoon.
  • Transition road [Southbound I-5 truck lanes]closed until late November

    10/31/2007 9:50:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies · 156+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Wednesday, October 31, 2007.
    SANTA CLARITA - An $11 million-plus repair project on the tunnel damaged by a 31-vehicle pileup on Oct. 12 will keep the transition road from the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway to northbound Antelope (14) Valley Freeway closed until late November, Caltrans announced Tuesday. Until repairs are completed, cars will be sharing the southbound 5 with tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles, which is expected to slow commuters. The transition road was closed Monday, Caltrans spokeswoman Judy Gish said. The repair work is being done by Security Paving Company Inc. of Oxnard. To expedite the work, the contract contains an incentive/disincentive...
  • Police Pull Over Man With Live Hand Grenade On I-5

    10/23/2007 8:28:55 PM PDT · by mimmson · 43 replies · 1,593+ views
    Federal Way police today arrested a man with a live grenade who said he was on his way to blow up the Federal Building in Seattle, according to the Washington State Patrol.
  • CHP looking for missing drivers from I-5 truck accident

    10/20/2007 8:44:21 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 33 replies · 328+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/20/2007
    California authorities are trying to determine the whereabouts of at least 9 drivers involved in the deadly I-5 tunnel crash. Ten people injured in the crash were taken to area hospitals, another 10 escaped the flames uninjured, three others, including a 6 year old were killed in the crash. That totals 23 people, but the CHP says 31 vehicles were involved in the crash which leaves at least 9 drivers unaccounted for at this time. Warren Stanley of the California Highway Patrol, "We have to identify all the vehicles and determine who they belong to and based on registration we...
  • At Least Nine I-5 Crash Survivors Unaccounted for, Officials Say(Illegal aliens or just aliens?)

    10/16/2007 5:30:59 AM PDT · by kellynla · 35 replies · 57+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 16, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Ann M. Simmons and and Dan Weikel
    Authorities were working Monday to learn the identities of a number of survivors who apparently walked away from this weekend's fiery crash in an Interstate 5 truck tunnel, and, as far as officials are concerned, disappeared into thin air. At least nine unaccounted-for drivers are presumed to have been in the tunnel at the time of the massive chain-reaction crash that temporarily severed California's primary north-south traffic artery Friday night.
  • Cal Freeway Tunnel Safety Compromised due to Greenie Laws

    10/15/2007 11:43:14 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 3 replies · 176+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | October 15, 2007 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Cal Freeway Tunnel Safety Compromised Due to Greenie Laws A Disaster Waiting to Happen - 210 Freeway Transition Tunnels Guido Meindl - Pasadena Several years ago I brought to the attention of City Council Members the potential disaster waiting to happen on the Transition Tunnels from the 210 South bound to the 210 East bound. Truck traffic on the 210 has continued to increase exponentially over the past and there is no abatement in sight. The recent collision of 2 18 Wheelers on the 210 near Arroyo/Windsor and now the disastrous collision of 30 vehicles in the I-5 Truck Tunnel...
  • Trucker's Phone Call May Be Clue He's Among Dead in I-5 Pileup

    10/15/2007 7:03:09 PM PDT · by kellynla · 123 replies · 106+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 15, 2007 | Jean-Paul Renaud and Tami Abdollah
    Trucker Ricardo Cibrian was in a jam. He had just collided into the rear end of a semi-truck in front of him and was immediately hit from behind by another vehicle. He could see that the truck he hit had struck another and that they were both on fire. Cibrian called a friend from his cellphone to report the accident and to say he was trapped in his truck. The friend told him to try to break the window. As the friend listened, he heard an explosion and the line went dead. The phone call was described by Espree Campos,...
  • Police unable to locate drivers involved in deadly highway crash

    10/15/2007 3:35:49 PM PDT · by yorkie · 51 replies · 60+ views
    Associated Press with ^ | October 15, 2007 | Chelsea J. Carter
    Nine drivers believed to have escaped a deadly tunnel inferno are unaccounted for, and authorities on Monday were scrambling to locate them. Thirty-one vehicles were involved in the pileup in the curving, darkened tunnel on Interstate 5, but the California Highway Patrol has accounted for only 23 people, including two men and a 6-year-old boy who died in the fire. If all of them were at the wheel at the time of the crash, excluding the boy, that leaves nine unaccounted for drivers. The number could be higher if there were passengers. Investigators are confident only three people died, but...
  • 10 Injured in Truck Pileup, (CA)Tunnel Fire(Updated: 5 Freeway closed today)

    10/13/2007 9:41:10 AM PDT · by kellynla · 47 replies · 263+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9:14 AM PDT, October 13, 2007 | staff
    SANTA CLARITA — A 15-truck pile-up on a rain-slicked Southern California freeway left 10 people injured and at least one missing, sent flames shooting out of a tunnel and blocked a key link between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Fire Inspector Jason Hurd said the accident -- the wreckage stretching a half mile -- began when two trucks collided late Friday and started a chain reaction in Interstate 5's southbound truck-only tunnels. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHP traffic advisory: CHP officers are advising detouring traffic to use route 126 west all the way to U.S. 101 in Ventura, then turn south to Los...
  • CA: I-5 collapses Newhall Pass

    10/12/2007 11:19:43 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 496 replies · 769+ views
    Scanner | 10/12/07 | me
    Per LA County Fire....Northbound I-5 is collapsing at the scene of a major accident in the truck tunnel. Incident: 3700 Type: Location: info as of: 10/12/2007 11:17:15 PM ADDITIONAL DETAILS 11:16PM 1039 MEDIA 11:14PM PER LACO FD ** PLS HAVE UNITS CLOSE DOWN ALL LNS - NB 5 AT BALBOA - THE BRIDGE IS STARTING TO COLAPSE 11:13PM 1039 56-S9 ADVISED ROLL 406 OR OTHER AVAILABLE UNIT TO ASSIST - 56-108 ENRT 11:13PM PLS ISSUE SIGALERT FOR THE NB 5 TK LNS TO 14 AND THE SB 5 TK LNS TO 14 - UNK DURATION AT THIS TIME - THANKS...
  • 5 Freeway Reopens After Pigs Fly, Disrupt Traffic

    11/14/2006 10:04:02 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 13 replies · 984+ views
    KCBS ^ | 11/14/06 | Darleene Powells
    The southbound truck route on the Golden State (5) Freeway was reopened after frozen pig carcasses were spilled across lanes Monday night. A big rig collided with a box truck in the truck route from the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway just north of the Foothill (210) Freeway Monday night, scattering frozen pigs over 80 feet of the freeway, authorities said. The collision, in which one truck clipped another, occurred at 7:36 p.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer David Porter. The collision was at the end of the truck route, and Caltrans brought in a dump truck and loader to...