West Seattle traffic alert: Crash on northbound 99

October 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 6 Comments

(Refresh for latest “live” picture from traffic cam looking at NB 99)
5:55 PM: A crash on 99, first reported on southbound, then northbound, is affecting bridge traffic too – per the scanner, police intend to block off the 99 exit from the eastbound West Seattle Bridge “to alleviate (the) traffic mess.” No details of the crash itself, but we’ve been monitoring the traffic effects.

6:09 PM UPDATE: Metro says this is affecting buses too. Traffic apparently at a complete standstill.

6:39 PM UPDATE: Still backed up. No ETA yet. No scanner updates yet – if you are in it and finally get out of it, **when you get to your destination** (no texting and driving!) let us know, because we’re about to be away from the scanner for a while, though we’re monitoring other information channels. Thanks.

6 Comments

  1. Just passed the incident heading Southbound on 99 on the 21 Express. There were three vehicles involved, possibly four. There didn’t appear to be injuries by the time I passed, though there was a minivan that had fairly significant front end damage. The two othere vehicles seemingly involved only had minor damage. All parties appeared to be standing on the side of the road. There weren’t any emergency vehicles other than police. There was a whole lot of traffic backed up behind the scene and they didn’t appear to be letting anyone through.

    Comment by K2 — 6:10 pm October 4, 2012 #

  2. Westbound spokane st viaduct is slow for some reason.

    Comment by Todd — 6:13 pm October 4, 2012 #

  3. Stuck on it now. Nothing is movin NB. Heard on KOMO that an articulated bus tried to get around the accident and ended up getting in its own accident. Traffic is at a total stop.

    Comment by Grundle — 6:28 pm October 4, 2012 #

  4. Avoid it if you can. I was heading south, fortunately, and traffic was at a standstill for a long, long way.

    Comment by Ray West — 6:46 pm October 4, 2012 #

  5. Took me 45 min to get home on s. bound 99 from Western Ave. Thank goodness the scenerie was beauiful and had some good music. Wasn’t so bad. :) Just thankful I was sitting in the traffic and not in the accident. I hope the only damage was to the vehicle(s) and not humans.

    Comment by bsmomma — 7:35 pm October 4, 2012 #

  6. @bsmomma, thanks for the post. I was the vehicle that was hit in this accident and there were no major injuries only major car damages. Driver behind me apparently looked away for just a second and got surprised by stopped traffic in front of him.

    Comment by One of 4 — 9:20 pm October 10, 2012 #

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