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Single lane closures planned for Snoqualmie Pass next week

Single lane closures planned for Snoqualmie Pass next week

If you’re heading to Western Washington anytime next week via I-90, transportation crews will be working on the roadway between Easton and Cle Elum.

There will be some single lane closures to be aware of and delays between Monday, April 9th and Friday, April 13th. Crews will finish replacing parts of the roadway in both directions due to deteriorating concrete.

The project is scheduled to be finished next fall.

A good tool while you’re on the road, check WSDOT’s @SnoqualmiePass Twitter account that updates with transportation issues for that region. There’s also the @WSDOT account that covers all of the state.

Injury Collision South of Pullman Sends Two to Hospital

It's been a busy time of year for collisions in the region. Another accident blocked both directions of Highway 195 about five miles south of Pullman at about 6:40 p.m. on Monday night.

Drivers were advised to seek alternate routes after the two-car collision injured two people. Mary A. High, 58, and Helen I. Litchfield, 85, both of Grangeville, Idaho, were sent to Pullman Hospital. Litchfield was later transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

WSP says the driver, Gracie S. Senter, 68, of Pullman, crossed the center line striking the other vehicle heading northbound. Senter was not injured in the accident.

The road was reopened to traffic around 9:50 p.m.

Highway 195 Blocked After Injury Collision

(Updated 9:46 p.m.) - An injury collision is blocking Highway 195 about 15 miles north of Colfax. According to WSP on scene, the incident occurred at around 4:05 p.m. involving a a commercial semi at Milepost 53.

Whitman County Sheriff's Office and medical response teams are responding to the accident. All lanes are open as of about 9:30 p.m.

Five Vehicle Crash Sends Two To Hospital

A domino effect of collisions affected five cars on Saturday morning during the snow storm that produced low visibility on Highway 195 near Colton.

A Pullman School District school bus was stopped in the southbound lane, just south of Johnson Road. Three more vehicles were stacked behind the school bus, also stopped.

A Spokane Valley driver, Sydney Bebee, 44, came in from behind, smashing into one vehicle, pushing it across the northbound lanes and then into the ditch. Bebee then struck another vehicle and then another, pushing it into the school bus. Bebee's truck finally came to a rest against one of the vehicles already in the ditch.

WSP says the 12 students and teacher were not injured during the incident. The driver and passenger of one vehicle, Frances M. Bakke, 35, of Kennewick, and Nathan Bakke, 35, of Kennwick as well, were injured during the crash and transported to Pullman Hospital in an ambulance.

Bebee's truck was total and towed during the incident. She was cited for driving too fast for conditioned.

Driver Hits Moscow Patrol Car, Officer and Civilian Vehicle

A Moscow Police patrol vehicle was struck while investigating a previous accident near the three-way intersection of Perimeter, Nez Perce and South Rayburn on Saturday afternoon.

Officers Kyle Pisula, 27, and Anthony Dahlinger, 27, were at the scene when a female driver, Charity B. Buchert, 40, side-wiped their vehicle and then struck Dahlinger who was standing outside the patrol car. Buchert then hit the vehicle of Peggy A. Hoobler, 68, who was already involved with the previous accident under investigation.

Dahlinger was transported to Gritman Medical Center for injuries.

Idaho State Police say the investigation is ongoing and citations have not been issued at this time.

City of Moscow Will Discuss Overnight Parking Restrictions

City of Moscow Will Discuss Overnight Parking Restrictions

A recent request to Moscow City Hall asks the council to reduce the overnight parking restrictions to accommodate business access during the early morning hours. The streets in question include Washington, Jackson, Main and First to Eighth in the downtown core.

The city's public works and fiance committee will be reviewing the parking restrictions next week on February 13th at 3 p.m.

Public comment can be sending to the city clerk, Stephanie Kalasz at skalasz@ci.moscow.id.us.

Bus routes could change as Moscow Walmart opens

When the Moscow Walmart re-opens, bus routes in the area could change according to some proposals suggested by Regional Public Transportation. Route changes would serve the new Walmart. Depending on public comment next week, Moscow Valley Transit would add service along D Street between Main and Hayes.

The proposed changes to the two fixed routes will have an alternating effect. Both routes would run their current routes at the beginning of the hour (XX:10). On the second run of the hour (XX:40) the west route will serve Walmart and will bypass Rosauers by traveling through to Main on A Street. The East Route will bypass the 3rd Street/Hayes to D Street portion of its route. It will travel north on Main to Rosauer’s by way of A Street to Almon to E. It will re-enter Main and turn off onto D Street traveling east and reconnecting with its normal run at Hayes.

A proposed bus schedule is available online at Regional Public Transportation’s website. If you have a comment to share about these route changes, a public meeting on January 17th will take place at Noon at Moscow City Hall in the Council Chambers. Comments can also be emailed to compliance@r2transit.com by January 20th.

Information via Regional Public Transportation News Release