Early Darkness And Lane Closure Leads To Slow PM Commute In Everett

November 5, 2018


In case you were wondering it appears there were a couple of factors that led to very severe traffic in Everett Monday afternoon. Looks like we get a repeat on Tuesday. First, with the time change sunset was officially at 4:44 PM in Everett, Washington. Second, shoulder driving was closed on the Hewitt Avenue Trestle eastbound. Here’s more on that from the DOT.


Photo courtesy WSDOT

Happening Now …on a highway near you US 2: Peak Use Shoulder Lane closed

People who use eastbound US 2 between Everett and Lake Stevens should plan for travel delays as the peak-use shoulder lane will remain closed through Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 6.

The lane closure is in place so our crews can use a large crane to remove logs and storm debris in the Ebey Slough.

When water is running high and fast in the slough, debris can pile up against the bridge’s support columns, increasing pressure on the structure and adding to the potential for upstream flooding.

The peak-use shoulder lane is normally open to eastbound traffic weekdays from 2-7 p.m.

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