Everyone's a social media comedian these days but lets give Washington State Patrol trooper C. Thorson props for creating a pretty funny phony public service announcement for "Blinker Fluid." Ranks right up there with snipe hunting.
A fast as crews could clear the snow Saturday, 25-55 mph winds kept Hurricane Ridge Road closed due to accumulation. "It is like being sand blasted," said a ranger. The video shows the visitor center buried by snow and the camera movement was caused by high winds.
Seattle’s new SR 99 tunnel has a stacked roadway inside. Crews recently finished pouring the upper southbound roadway. Now the lower northbound road is under construction as shown in this time-lapse footage. Unlike the top deck, the lower surface is built with concrete panels constructed off-site, each one weighing 22 tons. The pre-made panels are trucked into the tunnel, lifted with a specialized crane and joined together to create a functioning highway. The tunnel was created by the huge drilling machine Bertha as part of the $3.2 billion Alaska Way Viaduct Replacement Program that is scheduled to be complete in 2023. Video courtesy of WSDOT.
A small plane towed a banner over downtown Seattle Monday that reads, "Hey Amazon, it's not you, it's us." The message is believed to be a jab from Little Rock, Arkansas, which recently pulled out of a nationwide search by the online giant to locate a second headquarters. The city is using its "breakup" to launching new branding campaign.
Now that the tunneling machine Bertha’s work is complete, it’s possible to fly a drone with a video camera from end-to-end inside Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel. In two minutes, you’ll see two miles of ongoing construction work. The upper roadway of the tunnel’s double-deck highway is more than 85% complete. Up next? Installation of the lower roadway, and all the systems it takes to operate a modern tunnel. Video courtesy of WSDOT.
A cougar visited the campus of Northwest Liberty School in Woodinville multiple times Friday, including one recorded on a surveillance camera. The noise startled principal Bob Hagin who was working in his office. "I check it out, only to see the cougar pawing at a window," Hagin wrote on Facebook. The principal said another window had a "lick mark on it." The Department of Fish and Wildlife were notified and assured the principal the animal would eventually move on. And it did.
After searching campus for more than an hour, authorities said they found no victims or evidence of an active shooter. Kent police said there was a “large police presence” around the campus and asked people to avoid the area.
This interaction between Bates Technical College President Ron Langrell and a college employee prompted an investigation into Langrell's behavior that resulted in him being placed on administrative leave earlier this year. The video was captured by the school's security cameras.
According to a Pierce County Sheriff’s Facebook post, three suspects forced their way through a gate into the Rainier Asphalt & Concrete yard on Portland Avenue, then prowled several work trucks. The suspects then used a sledgehammer to break through a door into a garage; the three suspects entered the garage and stole trimmers, blowers, and a pressure washer. The first suspect was wearing a Seahawks jersey (on Super Bowl Sunday... isn't it bad enough that we didn't make the playoffs!?!)