5 things to know this weekend

road works at weekends; teenager charged; Deadly plant in Skagit County; keep distance from seal pups; Rest stop survey.

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Road works are giving drivers a headache in Seattle this weekend

Travelers traveling across Lake Washington and south on Interstate 5 this weekend will need to plan and consider alternate routes.

State Route 520 over Lake Washington will be closed and work on the I-5 Revive will close Interstate 90 on and off the ramps this weekend.

SR 520 will remain closed until 5am on Monday. Crews will place 28 bridge girders over the bridge during the lockdown.

Several lanes of southbound I-5 will also be closed until 5 a.m. Monday.

Lanes will be reduced between the I-5 southbound exit to I-90 and S. Forest Street. I-90 eastbound and westbound to I-5 southbound on ramps are closed except for two hours after stadium events.

2 teenagers charged with murder of 14-year-old girl

Two 17-year-old boys have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 14-year-old girl in Tacoma.

Pierce County prosecutors on Friday charged Christopher Anthony P. Felizardo and Jeremiah Anthony Greg Averitt.

“The ruthlessness of the shooting in a densely populated area put several people at risk,” said Pierce County Assistant District Attorney Lisa Wagner. Continue reading

Deadly plant spreading across Skagit County

Next to Skagit County’s potato fields is a plant so poisonous it can kill a thousand-pound cow in just a few hours.

So imagine what it could do to a child or pet.

Poison hemlock is growing and spreading throughout Skagit County. Continue reading

Why you should keep your distance from baby seals this summer

Caring for injured and abandoned seals, the Sealife Rescue Center in Des Moines has a message for the hottest weeks of summer: keep your distance from baby seals.

The Sealife Response, Rehab and Rescue Marine Animal Hospital opened in Des Moines in April 2021. They take in injured seal pups, many of whom were abandoned by their mothers after encountering a human.

It is the only hospital in the Pacific Northwest dedicated to marine life. Learn more

What would Washington rest stops do better? The state wants to hear from you

If you gotta go, you gotta go And the state wants to make that experience more enjoyable, at least at roadside rest stops.

Drivers are encouraged to fill out surveys about their recent visits to any of Washington’s 47 rest stops along state and federal highways. Polls will be collected by Labor Day, September 5th.

Results are shared with maintenance teams, engineers, developers, and possibly legislators. Continue reading

See also: Western Washington Forecast

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