• 8 Year Old Struck by Vehicle in Hoquiam

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – At 3:09 pm on Monday Hoquiam police responded to the report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision in the 600 block of K Street.  The collision involved an 8 year old boy and a 2010 Chrysler 300 driven by a 68 year old Hoquiam man.


    According to witnesses the boy was walking along the sidewalk on the eastside of K Street in the 600 block when he apparently decided to cross 6th Street.  As a truck northbound on K Street passed his location the boy darted out into the street behind the truck and was struck by the Chrysler that was traveling southbound on K Street.  Because the boy attempted to cross the street behind the truck the driver of the Chrysler could not see the boy and he did not have a sufficient amount of time to stop before striking him.  The vehicle was traveling below or at the speed limit.


    The boy sustained minor abrasions and was treated at the scene by Hoquiam fire department paramedics and transported to Community Hospital as a precautionary measure.  The boy was examined at the hospital and released.


    There was minimal damage to the vehicle and the driver was not injured.

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  • WSDOT highlights work zone safety with memorial and techniques being developed to increase safety

    OLYMPIA – On April 23, WSDOT will recognize the more than 5,000 WSDOT workers and the thousands of city, county and contractor crews working to improve Washington's roadways, and the risks they face every day.

    Just days later, WSDOT will launch the second activation of its newest work zone safety device, the Automated Traffic Safety Camera.

    "Speed continues to be the leading cause of work zone collisions. So we are asking drivers to slow down and pay attention when driving through work zones," said WSDOT Secretary Paula Hammond. "The men and women who work on our state and local highways are often working in and near traffic, and we want everyone to go home to their loved ones at the end of their work day."

    The Work Zone Memorial is an annual ceremony to recognize roadway workers and honor those who have lost their lives in work zones. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 23 at the WSDOT Building, 310 Maple Park Ave. SE in Olympia. The public and media are invited to attend.

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  • Speed Limit Returns to 55 on SR105 West of Raymond

    RAYMOND, Wash. – The speed limit on State Route 105 returns to 55 mph today as crews wrap up construction on the Norris Slough Bridge, 16 miles west of Raymond.

    Drivers can expect daytime lane closures and short delays for the next few days while crews complete minor work activities. The project is expected to be complete by Friday, May 18.

    The speed limit has been reduced since construction on this Washington State Department of Transportation culvert replacement project began in October 2010. The new bridge opened to traffic on January 25, 2012.

    View photos of construction on the SR 105 Norris Slough Bridge.

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  • 4th of July in Ocean Shores – Rules to Remember

    The Ocean Shores Fire Department and the Ocean Shores Police Department would like you and your family to have a fun and safe 4th of July in Ocean Shores. Below is a list of safety ideas and laws which you should follow in order to enjoy your holiday.

    Fireworks can only be discharged on the beaches from Marine View Drive north to the Damon Road beach approach and not in town. Fireworks can not be discharged south of Marine View Drive.
    Fireworks can not be used within 100 feet of the dune grass or fired into the dunes.
    Fireworks can not be discharged from decks or balconies of hotels, motels, or any residential properties.
    Absolutely no beach fires within 100' of the dunes or in large pieces of driftwood.
    Please completely extinguish your campfire.

    Fireworks can only be discharged during the following hours:

    • June 28th 12:00 noon – 11:00 PM
    • June 29th – July 3rd 9:00AM -11:00 PM
    • July 4th 9:00AM-12:00 midnight
    • July 5th 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
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