Night Lane Closures: I-5 Near Tumwater

TUMWATER – Nighttime drivers traveling on southbound Interstate 5 from Tumwater should anticipate lane closures four nights next week. The lane closures are required as crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation install new reflective lane markings.  This work is weather dependent and will be postponed in the event of inclement weather.

Assuming dry weather conditions, motorists can expect the following traffic impacts. Note that each night crews will cover about six miles of I-5, however they will only close lanes along two-mile increments at a time. All the work will be in the southbound direction.


Notice of Scheduled Water Outage PUD1

PUD 1 water customers at the Tiger Lake Terrace Tracts and View Ridge Heights water systems will experience a water outage from Saturday, June 7th at 10:00 p.m. until Sunday, June 8th at 6:00 a.m. Mason County PUD 3 is relocating high voltage facilities and the PUD 1 water systems are powered by PUD 3. Customers should prepare to have water on hand during the outage. Any water outages after power has been restored at 6:00 a.m. should be reported to the PUD 1 answering service at (360) 877-5249 so service techs can be dispatched.

Free Summer Lunches & Activities For Children 

The Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation Department is proud to announce the sponsorship of the USDA’s Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. This partnership allows meals to be made available at no charge to all attending children 18 years of age and younger. No registration required, just drop by. Free lunches will be served Weekdays, June 23 through August 15 (except July 4) from Noon to 12:30pm at the following locations:


“Lock Down Drills” In Thurston County Facilities June 2-6

OLYMPIA – Some offices of Thurston County government will be briefly closed at various times Monday, June 2 through Friday, June 6 for emergency preparedness drills.  County employees at the main courthouse campus on Lakeridge Drive in Olympia will briefly “lock down” the buildings in response to an imagined threat.  Similar drills may be held at Family and Juvenile Court in the Mottman Industrial area and at other county facilities.