West Seattle traffic alert: Truck trouble, bridge ramp blocked

October 3, 2009 at 10:31 am | In Luna Park, West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 10 Comments

Thanks to Victoria and Thomas for sending word that a truck is stuck under the bridge by Luna Park; Thomas included the photo. We’re heading over to figure out exactly what’s blocked, but in the meantime, good area to avoid. 10:44 AM UPDATE: The truck is blocking the ramp where you turn either southbound from Harbor or northbound from Avalon to go toward the eastbound West Seattle Bridge (here’s a map). Some of its wheels are up on a concrete barrier. So if you need to get to The Bridge, don’t go that way, TFN. 11:02 AM UPDATE: We just took these pics for a closer look. No word so far how long till this will be cleared:

11:29 AM: Heading back over to see if it’s cleared yet. Meantime, note other traffic challenges around the area, as discussed in comments. The Viaduct has reopened, though, just got word on that. And thanks again to everyone who sends tips – which in turn help many other people – please check our contact options and consider storing in your cell phone/smartphone/etc. whichever one would be easiest for you to use whenever you have something to report. 1:32 PM UPDATE: The scene is now clear and you can get to the ramp from either direction.

10 Comments

  1. Big accident on I-5 north too. West Seattle onramp and bridge are backed up as well.

    Comment by 4thGenWestSide — 11:03 am October 3, 2009 #

  2. And of course The Viaduct doesn’t reopen (or isn’t scheduled to) for half an hour. Thanks – TR

    Comment by WSB — 11:05 am October 3, 2009 #

  3. Columbia Way clogged up too!

    Comment by d — 11:14 am October 3, 2009 #

  4. The I-5 crash has just “closed” on the 911 log so hopefully that means it will be cleared soon.

    Comment by WSB — 11:21 am October 3, 2009 #

  5. Here’s a photo “d” sent from Columbian Way:
    http://twitpic.com/k49b9

    Comment by WSB — 11:31 am October 3, 2009 #

  6. Whooops…that’s what happens when you stop into the Chelan Cafe for breakfast.

    Comment by Leroniusmonkfish — 12:20 pm October 3, 2009 #

  7. Update: Ramp now open from Harbor but not yet from Avalon. Truck is off the barrier.

    Comment by WSB — 12:36 pm October 3, 2009 #

  8. I know we all have to cut corners thes days but this is ridiculous!

    Comment by Rick — 3:08 pm October 3, 2009 #

  9. CAPTION WINNER!!!!

    Comment by WSB — 3:17 pm October 3, 2009 #

  10. Who evers windshield that is needs to get it replaced.

    Comment by velo_nut — 4:41 pm October 3, 2009 #

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