Small landslide closes one lane of SR 18 near Tiger Mountain Summit

Sunday afternoon, January 26, 2020, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) was warning drivers who commute on SR 18 over Tiger Mountain that the right eastbound lane was closed due a … [Read more...]

Fatal accident on SR 18 takes life of North Bend woman

On Saturday afternoon, January 25th, Eastside Fire & Rescue crews were on the scene of a serious accident involving a semi truck and passenger vehicle on westbound SR 18 just west of the I-90 interchange. … [Read more...]

State bill introduced that removes loophole, requires large trucks to cover loads

Since moving to the Snoqualmie Valley two decades ago, we've replaced multiple vehicle windshields and sustained exterior paint damage due to flying rocks on I-90 and SR 18. We quickly learned to add a separate … [Read more...]

Heavy snow blankets Snoqualmie Valley overnight, schools closed Monday, January 13th

UPDATE | January 13th, 6AM Snow started falling Sunday night, January 12th, around 9:30PM and didn't let up until around 2AM. At our home office we picked up about 7 inches of snow - more than was forecast - … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School District open on time, buses on snow routes January 10th

UPDATE | JANUARY 10th, 11AM: The district said afternoon school bus routes in Area B (Fall City vicinity) and Area C (Snoqualmie) will drop off students on their regular bus stop locations, since road … [Read more...]

New Month, New Flood event closes some Snoqualmie Valley roads Tuesday morning

It may be a new year, but nothing seems to being changing with Mother Nature's drenching mood. Since January 6, 2020, approximately 3 inches of rain has fallen in the Snoqualmie Valley. And once again, snow … [Read more...]

Middle Fork Road severely damaged by recent landslide; closure expected for extended period

On Monday, December 30, 2019, King County road crews were out at the site of a landslide on Middle Fork Road east of North Bend that occurred during heavy rains on December 20th. After the initial assessment, … [Read more...]

Historic December storm causes road closures across Snoqualmie Valley; makes Snoqualmie Falls roar

Friday's historic storm (which actually started Thursday afternoon) that included an atmospheric river of moisture dropped nearly 7 inches of rain in the Snoqualmie Valley in just two days. 3.25" fell Friday at … [Read more...]

As metering of Snoqualmie Parkway I-90 onramp faces criticism, WSDOT says will monitor, adjust as new normal is found

Since the new onramp lane to westbound I-90 from Snoqualmie Parkway opened last Friday, December 6, 2019, the reviews have been mixed. Friday - usually a light commute day - brought praise. But Monday … [Read more...]

Traffic stop near North Bend turns up stolen car and gun, drugs and child in backseat

The King County Sheriff's Office took to social media to explain a traffic stop near Truck Town in North Bend that led to an arrest, a recovered stolen vehicle, a stolen handgun, an AR-15 rifle, drugs - and a … [Read more...]

New Snoqualmie Parkway I-90 on-ramp lane opens, metering begins this week

UDDATE | DECEMBER 4TH, 1PM: It looks like WSDOT has pushed the metering start date back one day - to Friday, December 6th. The signs on the on-ramp were changed … [Read more...]

City: Weather delays North Bend Park Street Roundabout project

Rain this fall appears to have delayed North Bend's Park Street Roundabout project. Interim City Administrator Mark Rigos said a very wet September and October has slowed roundabout construction by … [Read more...]

Busy stretch of Mt. Si Blvd in North Bend scheduled to be repaved, re-striped

The City of North Bend announced that paving overlay work is scheduled for a stretch of busy Mt. Si Blvd - between Bendigo Boulevard (SR 202) through just past Taco Time - beginning on Monday, October 28th. … [Read more...]

Fatal Head-on Accident closes Preston Fall City Road Wednesday afternoon

UPDATE | OCTOBER 16th, 3PM The King County Sheriff's Office said Preston-Fall City Road has re-opened. A 68-year old man died in the accident and the other driver was taken to Harborview Medical Center in … [Read more...]

Line ’em up: Pacific storms roll through Western Washington over the next week

[Article by contributing weather writer Ryan Porter, owner of Snoqualmie Weather blog.] Right on schedule for this time of year.   As is often said, October comes in like a lamb, goes out … [Read more...]