| Nov 20, 2010
Metra has completed testing the air quality on the first of its train lines in response to a Tribune investigation that found the amount of diesel soot lingering in the air steadily increases as commuters walk deeper into Union Station or the Ogilvie...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 2:05 PM
Get ready for heavy rains and possible flooding this weekend. Flood watches and warnings are in effect for parts of Western Washington.
Crews are bracing for the heavy rainfall and they're keeping an eye on possible flooded rivers and street flooding...
| Jul 7, 2010
Burlington Northern Santa Fe is looking into what a man was doing on train tracks just before he was struck and killed.
The freight train hit the man just before 5am on Wednesday in Centralia.
KITI reports the train stopped and the body was found...
| Aug 8, 2010
| 10:02 PM
A woman has died after being hit by an Amtrak train in Tacoma.
Police say she and a man were walking on the tracks near Titlow Beach and possibly putting pennies on the track and didn't get out of the way in time.
Both were hit and taken to Tacoma...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 10:10 PM
It was one of the fastest and most intense storms Western Washington has seen in a long time and the rain won't be stopping anytime soon.
The National Weather Service says a series of Pacific rain systems will keep the state wet through the weekend,...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Trains on Metra’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe line were moving again this evening -- but delayed -- after a man was struck and killed by a train in Berwyn, officials said.
Berwyn fire officials were dispatched to the East Avenue crossing of the...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 8:36 AM
A railroad official say two men are dead after being struck by freight trains in separate Washington crashes early Saturday.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas says the collisions occurred about a half hour, and many miles, apart. He...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 12:34 PM
Two mudslides that blocked the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track between Everett and Mukilteo have been removed.
The slide was 7 feet deep and 30 feet wide according to Burlington-Northern-Santa Fe.
Spokesman Gus Melonas (muh-LOH'-nus)...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 5:49 AM
Metra's own testing of toxic diesel exhaust inside its passenger coaches shows the transit agency's pollution problems are more extensive and worrisome than it has publicly disclosed, according to records obtained by the Tribune.
A summary of tests...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 6:03 PM
Cold temperatures and isolated thunderstorms are on tap for tonight. These storms can produce hail, lightning and gusty winds.
Q13 FOX News Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley says to expect power outages or downed trees when one of these storms moves...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 8:46 AM
After a full day of clearing away the wreckage and off loading 60 thousand gallons of Sodium hydroxide, trains are once again rolling on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad in University Place.
The northbound tracks reopened about 8pm Sunday night,...