Obama visit could magnify traffic headaches

SEATTLE — President Barack Obama is visiting Seattle for political fundraisers and drivers should get ready for road closures around the Puget Sound region Tuesday afternoon and evening as the president’s motorcade travels between stops.

Seattle police advised people to plan extra time for their commutes.

State highway officials had already asked commuters to make alternative plans this week if they usually drive to Seattle on Interstate 90, as three of westbound Interstate 90 are closed between Bellevue and Mercer Island for repairs.

Obama is scheduled to arrive at Boeing Field Tuesday afternoon.

KOMO reported that the president’s first stop will be a mansion in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood. He’ll then head to Costco CEO Jim Sinegal’s home in Hunt’s Point for a fundraiser.

The president is not expected to make any public appearances in Seattle. Obama is scheduled to leave the Seattle area Tuesday evening, en route to another fund-raising stop in San Francisco.

More in Local News

Bicycle tour raises money for dialysis patients

Volunteers also shared health information and put together care packages for homeless women.

Elderly couple escape serious injuries in crash with train

The driver drove down tracks instead of a road, hitting a slow-moving train near Stanwood.

Boeing reaches out to schools

Company employees helped Everett students at recent reading and Manufacturing Day events.

5-vehicle collision sends school bus into ditch; no injuries

No students were hurt when a school bus crashed into… Continue reading

Fire crew returns early from wildfires in Northern California

Four Everett firefighters returned from battling California wildfires late Thursday… Continue reading

Theft lands former insurance salesman 50 days in jail

A former insurance salesman is expected to report to jail… Continue reading

Pair of intrepid musicians climb N. Cascades summits to play

Rose Freeman and Anastasia Allison pack their instruments up mountains for high-altitude recitals.

Everett mayoral campaign is one of the priciest ever

Many campaign donors are giving to both Cassie Franklin and Judy Tuohy.

Herald columnist Julie Muhlstein (left) and Elizabeth Reed, of Snohomish, share something humorous during an interview at Reed’s Snohomish High School Class of 1942 reunion in September 2016. Muhlstein is marking 20 years as a columnist, with about 3,000 of them published in The Herald. Counting her early days as a reporter and editor, she has been with The Herald for 36 years. (Dan Bates / Herald file)
3,000 stories in 20 years: Here are some of my favorites

As a Daily Herald columnist, I’ve met remarkable people and learned much since 1997.

Most Read