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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.

Four Lakes Rollover Wreck Sends One to Hospital

A vehicle rollover eight miles west of Spokane sent one woman to the hospital on Sunday morning. Kelly M. Landis, 20, was merging from SR 904 to I-90 near Four Lakes just after midnight and lost control of her vehicle, rolling into the median.

The passenger, Shelby N. Fisher, 21, was injured during the rollover and transported to Deaconess Hospital.

Washington State Patrol says the cause of the accident was speeding. Drugs or alcohol were not involved.

Police Conduct 'Emphasis Patrol'

Police Conduct 'Emphasis Patrol'

Police in Airway Heights are conducting an emphasis patrol in your area today.

The patrol is happening at the intersection of  W Sunset Hwy and S Craig Road, near the Blue Crick RV Park.

A caller said that a police officer - dressed in all black - will walk out in the middle of the unmarked, four-lane intersection, in hopes that cars will stop for him. If they dont, there are four other squad cars ready to take action.

The caller was hit with a ticket that was more than $200 for not waiting for the pedestrian. When he received the ticket, he was also given a flyer that explains the law of stopping for pedestrians.

Don't forget, even if it's an unmarked intersection, a pedestrian always has the right-of-way!

In Brief: Snowstorms Expected

In Brief: Snowstorms Expected

We've already seen our first snow in the Inland Northwest and KXLY4's Chief Meteorologist Kris Crocker said several more winter storms are on the way.

Light to moderate snow is expected Wednesday in the valleys, Crocker said. The chance of snow lingers through Friday with moderate to heavy snowfall in the valleys.

She also said the temperatures aren't going to climb high enough to do much melting anytime soon.

Continued: Spokane's Snow Plan, Lookout Pass and Winter Driving Tips

Improved runway at Spokane International Airport now open

Spokane International Airport is now up to design standards with the completion of a line of sight safety improvement project.

The $30 million project is now complete and the runway, now open.

The airport is celebrating the completion on Saturday featuring a group of antique Stearman aircraft with their “smoke-on” during a low-approach fly-by.

FAA standards required pilots in the cockpit are able to see a minimum of half the length of the runway from any point on the runway to any other point on the runway surface. The airport corrected this issue by raising the threshold to adjust the slope for the first 3,000 feet of the northeast end of the main runway.

Inland Northwest Honor Flight

Inland Northwest Honor Flight

Inland Northwest Honor Flight is making it's third trip of 2011 this Friday July 15 at 11:55. Vets will be gathering at the Spokane Airport about 10:30 am...they will return Sunday July 17 at 4:20 in the afternoon. INWHF will be making a special presentation on Friday July 15 to the family of Pvt. Herman Sturmer whose remains were recently returned to Spokane. Inland Northwest Honor Flight continues to honor our living World War II vets for their sacrifices and especially those who paid the ultimate price--giving their lives to protect our freedoms.

RoadCheck 2011

RoadCheck 2011

Washington State patrol troopers and inspectors checked nearly 12 hundred commercial vehicles during last week's three-day "RoadCheck 2011."

The patrol says they issued nearly 18 hundred tickets for violations, took 214 vehicles out of service for safety violations and removed 43 drivers from behind the wheel, mostly for record of duty violations.

One driver was arrested for drunken driving and two had suspended licenses.