Ben Watanabe

U.S. 2 open, and no more lowland snow in the forecast

Some eastern parts of the county could see snow until Saturday, but then it’s expected to rain.

 

A man walks through fresh snow in downtown Everett on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Storms have left many along U.S. 2 without power for days

Snow began to fall again in some places on Wednesday. Expect more wet weather in the coming days.

 

A little more snow, a little more slipping and sliding

A newly forecast storm was expected late Tuesday. Meanwhile, U.S. 2 was closed for a third day.

 

DUIs, distracted driving numbers are down, remain a problem

Last year’s traffic enforcement and infraction data reveals we’re safer, but with room to improve.

Skykomish residents open homes to snowbound drivers on US 2

The snow is mostly done falling in Snohomish County, but the chill lingers on.

A man makes his way down View Ridge Drive as snow continues to fall on Sunday evening in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).

Snow hits Snohomish County, and it’s going to stay cold

Subfreezing temperatures will continue Monday and Tuesday, and more snow might be on the way.

A man makes his way down View Ridge Drive as snow continues to fall on Sunday evening in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).

Late-night, early-morning lane closure set for US 2 trestle

One westbound lane is scheduled to close to replace a safety barrier from Highway 204 to I-5.

Everett Transit set to expand electric buses, cut fuel costs

The city already has seven electric buses in operation since 2018 that have logged 121,000 miles.

Stricter child car seat law may mean longer booster seat use

An age increase for when a child can ditch a booster seat could mean new purchases for the family.

Popular Forest Park playground to close 4 months for upgrade

The Everett park play area should reopen by Memorial Day with accessible and inclusive equipment.

Snohomish roofing company facing $374,000 in safety fines

The company is subject to greater scrutiny from the state because of a history of violations.

Starting today, vehicle emissions testing is history

No more fretting about your beater. Air quality reached federal goals and is expected to improve.

Everett leaders want closer look at transit finances, merger

The City Council asked Everett Transit to prepare more detailed reports on financial forecasts.

2020: Light rail, ferry terminal and possible transit merger

The major transportation stories to track in the coming year involve Everett, Lynnwood and Mukilteo.

Lime scooters are gone for the winter in Everett

The popular rentable electric scooters were removed from the city last week and will return in spring.

Everett might allow three more cannabis stores

The City Council will decide, possibly in January, whether to raise the limit to eight.

Holiday driving might be easier, but ferries will be packed

The daily commutes this week could be less congested, but plan ahead just in case.

Cleaning graffiti along our highways is a busy, dirty job

Four state workers spend 16 hours every week removing graffiti in King and Snohomish counties.

I want to discuss parking, traffic and transportation equity

Street Smarts will continue as a resource for readers to get answers and will focus on justice.

A man crosses the road under stoplights at Casino Road and Evergreen Way on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 in Everett, Wash. The lights at Casino Road and Evergreen Way are being considered for controversial red-light traffic cameras. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett is considering 7 intersections for red light cameras

The city has listed the locations under review. No decisions have been made.

A man crosses the road under stoplights at Casino Road and Evergreen Way on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 in Everett, Wash. The lights at Casino Road and Evergreen Way are being considered for controversial red-light traffic cameras. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)