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U.S. 2

Effort to save injured bald eagle fails

MONROE — A bald eagle was found injured on the side of U.S. 2 east of Monroe around 10:30 a.m. Friday and died about an hour later.

Date: 05/01/2016 | Local News

Truckload of human waste spills, blocking I-5 ramp to U.S. 2

EVERETT — A semi truck carrying human waste rolled over on the ramp from southbound I-5 to U.S. 2 in Everett on Wednesday.The driver, 79, was hospitalized with possible broken bones. No other vehicles were involved.The truck rolled on a curve just after...

Date: 04/13/2016 | Local News

Car hits Index woman who was crossing U.S. 2 in Monroe

MONROE — A pedestrian was critically injured Wednesday night after being struck by a car along U.S. 2 in Monroe.

Date: 04/07/2016 | Local News

Marysville woman killed in U.S. 2 crash

STEVENS PASS — A Marysville woman was killed Tuesday morning in a two-car crash at Stevens Pass.It happened about 8:45 a.m., three miles west of the summit, said Sgt. Mark Francis with the Washington State Patrol.

Date: 03/16/2016 | Local News

Sheriff: Deputy shot at gun-wielding driver in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH — Authorities say a central Washington sheriff’s deputy fired shots at pickup truck driver after the man displayed a gun.

Date: 03/01/2016 | Northwest

U.S. 2 trestle report would be ‘first step’ toward new interchange

The state House proposes spending $1.5 million from a supplemental transportation funding package to complete an interchange justification report for the U.S. 2 trestle where Highway 204 and 20th Street SE feed into it in the...

Date: 02/29/2016 | Street Smarts

Best time to hit the U.S. 2 trestle: Crowdsourcing a ‘magic minute’

So what’s the best time to hit the trestle?This question came up for me following another great-idea-no-can-do from a Street Smarts reader.

Date: 02/28/2016 | Street Smarts

Minivan sought in drive-by shooting near U.S. 2

LAKE STEVENS — The Washington State Patrol is asking for help finding a minivan that was used in a drive-by shooting just east of the U.S. 2 trestle Monday night.The shooting is believed to be related to road rage.

Date: 02/24/2016 | Local News

State’s travel time signs wouldn’t work for U.S. 2 feeder roads

Given that widening the westbound U.S. 2 trestle between Lake Stevens and Everett is eons off, Street Smarts reader TJ McDermott chimed in with his own idea to help address congestion in the meantime.

Date: 02/23/2016 | Street Smarts

Use Ebey Island road to solve U.S. 2 trestle merge? No can do

You know what I love about you Street Smarts readers? You’re problem-solvers.

Date: 02/16/2016 | Street Smarts

No simple fixes for Highway 204 merge to U.S. 2 trestle

Pat Forster of Lake Stevens wrote in after slogging through “another big tie-up” one recent morning at the merge of Highway 204 to the U.S. 2 westbound...

Date: 01/26/2016 | Street Smarts

Lawmakers face a long list for a short session

Here's how we know the Legislature will wrap up its session, which started Monday, in the scheduled 60 days: Lawmakers, like other state officials, are barred by state law from campaign fundraising for the 30 days prior and 30 days following the legislative session. Have we mentioned...

Date: 01/12/2016 | Editorials

Rock slide closes U.S. 2 in northeast of Wenatchee

ORONDO — The state Department of Transportation says it could take several days to clear a rock slide that closed U.S. 2 in central Washington over the weekend.The rock slide Sunday buried the highway just east of Orondo, northeast of Wenatchee. A nine-mile stretch of the highway is closed.

Date: 01/11/2016 | Northwest

Bothell woman killed in U.S. 2 crash near Stevens Pass

STEVENS PASS — A 20-year-old Bothell woman was killed Thursday in a head-on crash on U.S. 2.

Date: 12/31/2015 | Local News

U.S. 2 over Stevens is open; I-90 eastbound to open at 7 p.m. Thursday

SKYKOMISH — Heavy snowfall made for a long Christmas Eve wait on one popular mountain pass while closing another one for the entire day.U.S. 2 over Stevens Pass reopened around 1 p.m. It had been closed for hours in both directions for avalanche control. Chains were...

Date: 12/24/2015 | Local News

U.S. 2 reopens — for now

SKYKOMISH — Cars and trucks started rolling Sunday morning over U.S. 2 to the east of Skykomish for the first time since storm damage shut down the highway this past week.Only a single lane over a bridge damaged in the storm is open with traffic alternating between...

Date: 11/22/2015 | Local News

Crews work to reopen 1 lane of U.S. 2 before Thanksgiving

SKYKOMISH — Transportation crews are scrambling to reopen one lane of traffic on U.S. Highway 2 between Skykomish and Stevens Pass before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

Big repair job

U.S. 2 to Stevens Pass could be closed until Wednesday

Date: 11/19/2015 | Local News

Seasonal closure begins on Highway 20

Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews closed the North Cascades Highway (Highway 20) for the first time this season on Nov. 12, due to bad weather over the pass that...

Date: 11/17/2015 | Street Smarts

Snohomish woman identified as motorcycle crash victim

EVERETT — Officials have identified a motorcyclist who crashed and died on the U.S. 2 trestle last month as Sonja M. Diirell, 40, of Snohomish.

Date: 11/03/2015 | Local News

Motorcyclist dies in crash on U.S. 2 trestle

EVERETT — A motorcyclist crashed and died early Sunday on the U.S. 2 trestle, just east of Everett.

Date: 10/25/2015 | Local News

New speed limit coming on U.S. 2 in Index

INDEX — Drivers using U.S. 2 through Index should be prepared for a speed limit change coming sometime the week of Oct. 19.

Date: 10/16/2015 | Street Smarts

$22M project paying off

Data show Bickford-U.S. 2 overpass has improved safety

Date: 10/14/2015 | Local News

Bickford Avenue ramp onto U.S. 2 closed nights

SNOHOMISH — The two-year-old Bickford Avenue ramp onto westbound U.S. 2 will be closed at night for up to two weeks while Washington State Department of Transportation crews do work aimed at stabilizing the slope. Nightly closures start Monday, Oct. 12. Crews will lay compost and plant vegetation.

Date: 10/10/2015 | Street Smarts

Man seriously injured in U.S. 2 crash between Monroe, Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — A man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was involved in a head-on collision on U.S. 2 Tuesday morning.The crash occurred around 7 a.m. just west of Westwick Road between Monroe and Snohomish, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Date: 09/29/2015 | Local News

Witnesses to U.S. 2 crash sought

EVERETT— The Washington State Patrol is looking for witnesses to a crash on the U.S. 2 trestle Monday.A Marysville woman, 50, was westbound in a Mazda about 5:30 a.m. The Mazda collided with another vehicle, according to a police memo. No description of that vehicle is available.

Date: 09/04/2015 | Sirens

More night work on U.S. 2 in Snohomish area

More nighttime paving and crack-sealing work is scheduled for U.S. 2 between the Pilchuck River Bridge and Roosevelt Road in the Snohomish area.

Date: 08/13/2015 | Local News

Montana cyclist found dead on U.S. 2 near Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH — The Washington State Patrol is investigating the death of a 67-year-old bicyclist who was found on U.S. 2, about 22 miles west of Leavenworth.

Date: 07/28/2015 | Northwest

Westbound U.S. 2 trestle to close at night for repairs this week

EVERETT — Drivers won't be able to use the U.S. 2 trestle to get from Lake Stevens or Snohomish to Everett during evening and nighttime hours this week.The state Department of Transportation is planning to close the westbound trestle from 6 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Monday...

Date: 07/12/2015 | Local News

Travel tips for July Fourth weekend

Even more folks are expected to hit the road for the July Fourth weekend than last year, fueled by cheap gas, according to AAA. An estimated 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more, the...

Date: 06/28/2015 | Street Smarts

U.S. 2 is melting

Heat and heavy traffic take a toll on chip seal

Date: 06/23/2015 | Local News

Holiday traffic jams on U.S. 2 are inevitable

Coming home from east of the mountains on Highway 2 on a Sunday is never easy.Holiday weekends are even worse.

Date: 06/19/2015 | Street Smarts

Man dies in U.S. 2 crash

SNOHOMISH -- A Marysville man died from injuries suffered in a head-on crash on U.S 2 Tuesday night.The accident was reported at milepost 6 near Snohomish.

Date: 06/03/2015 | Sirens

Four injured in 2-car crash on U.S. 2 near Index

INDEX — Four people were taken to area hospitals following an accident on U.S 2 on Sunday.The accident was reported just before noon at the highway’s intersection with Index-Galena Road, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Local News

No early merge for U.S. 2 onto I-5 at Marine View

You could make a basket there’s so much weaving.The place on I-5 where both the westbound U.S. 2 and Everett Avenue on-ramp converge shortly before the exit to Marine View Drive is a source of frustration for drivers like John Cloakey of Lake Stevens.

Date: 05/28/2015 | Street Smarts

City offers reasons for new signal on 20th Street hill

Several readers have wondered about that new traffic signal on 20th Street SE at Cavelero Road in Lake Stevens, on a steep incline just...

Date: 05/26/2015 | Street Smarts

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