Driving and Commuting

first_imgSnohomish County has five major routes that connect the county to the rest of the state and points beyond. There are four north-south routes: Interstate 5, I-405, state Route 9 and SR 99. The only complete east-west route is U.S. Route 2, which ends just a few miles east of NS Everett.The Washington State Department of Transportation offers commuter options at www.wsdot.wa.gov/choices.The WSDOT provides free, real-time traffic information, including traffic maps and cameras, on its website, but you can also download its free mobile app for iOS and Android devices. Drivers can also subscribe to nearly 200 specialized email or text alerts from WSDOT to help them know traffic conditions, mountain pass closures and more before they go. Go to www.wsdot.com/traffic and click on “Travel Alerts.”The Washington Traffic Safety Commission is the state’s designated highway safety office. It leads statewide efforts and builds partnerships to save lives and prevent injuries on roadways for the health, safety and benefit of communities. For information about distracted driving, pedestrians and cyclists, school zones and impaired driving — including alcohol, marijuana and other drug use — visit www.wtsc.wa.gov or call 360-725-9860.Washington State Department of LicensingEverett5313 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98203 425-356-2966Lynwood18023 Highway 99 N, Suite ELynnwood, WA 98037 425-672-3406Smokey Point3704 172nd St. NE, Suite K1Arlington, WA 98223 360-653-2188www.dol.wa.gov The Washington State Department of Licensing issues driver’s licenses and instruction permits, renews licenses and ID cards, provides copies of your driving record, registers cars and boats, and offers other driving-related services. Find many of the required forms and general information at www.dol.wa.gov/forms.html?fldt.Driver’s LicensesMilitary personnel and their spouses who are stationed in Washington are issued drivers with the word “military” in place of an expiration date. These individuals don’t have to renew their driver licenses as long as they are:Members of the armed forces on active dutyMembers of the National Guard or reservists called to duty for 180 days or moreSpouses, domestic partners and dependents of military personnel who occupy the same residence as the person on active dutyBy law, you have 30 days to get a Washington driver’s license after you’ve moved here. If you’re registering vehicles, you need to obtain your driver’s license first.You are considered a Washington resident when you do any of the following:Register to voteReceive state benefitsGet any Washington state license at resident ratesReceive in-state tuition feesWashington spells out what is required for licensing and insurance under various scenarios in its Washington Driver Guide, which can be downloaded at www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/guide.html. Military members and veterans may be entitled to certain DMV exemptions and allowances. For more information on military and veteran exceptions and requirements, visit the website.Vehicle RegistrationApplications associated with driving and vehicle registration are available online at www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/military-inwa.html, including DMV forms, requests for driving records and more.Distracted DrivingWashington prohibits drivers from making calls on handheld wireless telephones while operating a motor vehicle (a hands-free device is acceptable); novice drivers are barred from all cell phone use. Texting while driving is prohibited statewide for all drivers.Washington State Department of Transportationwww.wsdot.wa.gov Visit the Washington State Department of Transportation website for interactive maps, information about road closures and travel advisories and to view live traffic cameras.last_img read more

Pitching Goes Cold as Indians Lose Third in a Row 11-1 to Royals

first_img NEOSI Staff By Brendan WardAaron Civale took the mound Thursday against the Royals looking to snap the Indians two-game skid. Unsuccessfully, as the Royals would score 11, as the Indians go down in a blow-out 11-1.Civale opened up the top of the first surrendering a lead-off double to Whit Merrifield that had the Indians defense on the ropes immediately. However, three straight outs of Adalberto Mondesi, Hunter Dozier, and Maikel Franco stranded Merrifield at third. In the bottom, Royals’ starter Brady Singer would strike out two of the three batters he faced in the inning, only allowing a one-out walk to Mike Freeman. Civale would throw a strong second inning, striking out all three batters in order. In the home half of the inning, the Indians offense would continue to struggle as they went down consecutively to end the second. Nicky Lopez and Cam Gallagher would both ground out to start the third against Civale. However with two outs in the inning the Royals would strike first. Whit Merrifield singled to start the rally, before a Mondesi walk would advance Merrifield to scoring position. Dozier would single in the next at-bat, scoring Merrifield from second to give the Royals the first run of the game.With two outs still in the third, the Royals would continue to add on, as a Franco single would drive in two more in the inning, after Mondesi and Dozier both advanced on steals. Looking to make something happen after falling behind by three, the Indians offense failed to mount anything in the bottom of the third, going down in order. Civale would come out now facing a three run deficit in the fourth, however he stood strong in the inning, striking out two, despite allowing singles to both Matt Reynolds and Lopez in the inning. The Indians offense would go down in order in the bottom of the fourth at the hands of Singer, the third consecutive inning they did so in the game. The fifth inning went well for each of the respective pitchers as both Civale and Singer would be able to shut down the offenses. Civale would come out for his final inning of the day in the sixth, only allowing a home run from Edward Olivares in the inning that extended the Royals lead to four. Civale went six full, striking out seven, but allowing four earned runs as the Indians trailed 4-0 heading to the bottom of the sixth.Singer continued to dominate the Indians offense in the bottom, once again sitting the side down in order. Dominic Leone would start the seventh on the mound for the Indians in relief of Civale as the Royals would add three more in the inning. Gallagher opened the seventh with a single, before Leone would get Merrifield and Mondesi out for the first two of the inning. With two outs in the inning and Gallagher on second, Leone would walk Dozier, before surrendering a three-run home run to Franco that extended the Royals’ lead to seven. Before they knew it, the Royals had the Indians down seven and rookie starter Singer was looking at a no hit bid, he continued that through seven, only surrendering a walk to Carlos Santana in the inning. Kyle Nelson would come to the mound for the Indians in relief of Leone to start the eighth, getting two quick ground-outs from Reynolds and Olivares. Another two-out rally was sparked in the top of the eighth by the Royals, with a Lopez single and Gallagher walk starting the run of offense. Merrifield followed up the walk with a single to center field that scored Lopez for the Royals’ eighth run of the game. With two on and still only two outs in the inning, Mondesi would prove to be the last batter faced for Nelson, as Mondesi blasted a three-run shot to left center that gave the Royals a 11-0 lead. Adam Plutko would come on to finish the inning for Nelson, striking out Dozier for the third out in the top of the eighth. In the bottom, Austin Hedges would snap Singer’s no-hit bid with a single to right field, as the hit would be the only offense allowed in the inning. Plutko would return to the mound in the top of the ninth, allowing a Franco lead-off double before getting three straight outs to send it to the bottom of the ninth with the Indians down 11. With the no-hitter gone, the Royals opted to make a call to the bullpen, using Matt Harvey to open on the mound in the ninth in place of Singer. Harvey would allow a César Hernández double and Mike Freeman single to lead-off the inning. Despite giving up the two hits to open the inning, Harvey would get three consecutive outs as the Indians got shut-out for the second night in a row, losing to the Royals 11-1. Related TopicsfeaturedIndiansRoyalslast_img read more