TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Post-election Wednesday edition

November 7, 2012 at 6:34 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 9 Comments

(Live view from the only WS Bridge camera currently in operation; see other cameras on the WSB Traffic page)
6:34 AM: The morning commute is under way without anything unusual. Remember that we keep this story updated if anything notable happens at ANY point during the day – last night a crash backed up the evening commute home on the West Seattle Bridge, and the daily roundup is where we made note of it. Thanks for your ongoing participation with updates, too!

8:42 AM: Just got a text that a car has crashed into a pole at 35th/Avalon and “cars are backing up.” We’re headed that way to check, since the 911 log doesn’t list anything (which could mean no one’s hurt, or that no one’s been dispatched yet).

9:04 AM: The crash has been cleared – the car that hit the curb/pole managed to drive, with a flat tire, into the Taco Time lot so its driver (and other witnesses, it appeared) could talk with police. No traffic effects.

11:02 AM: The main route between 35th and Fauntleroy Church/Schoolhouse/Y, the ferry terminal, and the Endolyne business district is blocked right now because of a gas leak – details here.

4:05 PM: According to a text from Metro (rider alert, not a media announcement), the incident at California/Brace Point is still affecting buses – specifically Rapid Ride C Line and Sound Transit 560. The alert says “To downtown, use stops WB Roxbury/35th SW or WB Wildwood/45th. To Westwood Village, use stops EB 45th/Barton or EB Barton/35th.”

5:10 PM: Metro says it expects that reroute to last a while. Meantime, Washington State Ferries’ Chelan is out of service, and the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route is down to 2 boats. Here’s the 2-boat schedule.

7:01 PM: The Fauntleroy bus rerouting mentioned above is over, and everything’s back on regular run. Also, the ferry route is back to 3 boats.

9 Comments

  1. The 116 I was on (leaves the ferry terminal around 6:00 or so) did stop at Myrtle St (the two people waiting at the stop didn’t get on).

    Comment by LB — 7:29 am November 7, 2012 #

  2. On Rapid Ride C (bus 6062) from Morgan Junction @ 8:38pm. We stopped @ Alaska junction with a check engine light. Driver said we’d need to get on another bus. Waited there about 10 mins. We were SRO already. She finally got our bus started again but said the check engine light kept flashing. Finally got to destination (2nd + Seneca), but no word on what is/was wrong.

    Comment by Libbe — 9:07 am November 7, 2012 #

  3. 7:50a RR C at Fauntleroy/Alaska was SRO so I and a few others waited for another. At 7:55a another RR C came along and about 8 more people had joined us, but thankfully there was plenty of room. We were SRO on our way downtown after the next 2 stops.

    The number of people who accumulate within a few minutes at Fauntleroy/Alaska continues to amaze me. Nothing at all like I saw before the whole RR change-over.

    Comment by RichWSeattle — 2:55 pm November 7, 2012 #

  4. Why is RR C heading southbound on 35th and turning left at SW 106th, when did this change happen?

    Comment by Lisa — 3:52 pm November 7, 2012 #

  5. Lisa – apparently there may STILL be a reroute due to the gas-leak problem on Barton earlier. I’m checking.

    Comment by WSB — 4:03 pm November 7, 2012 #

  6. This has been happening now for the past 3 days and only 2 during the day.

    Comment by Lisa — 4:11 pm November 7, 2012 #

  7. Tracy any more news on any changes to service for Arbor Heights other than what you reported last with the #22?

    Comment by Lisa — 4:12 pm November 7, 2012 #

  8. The way this is worded, I believe Metro was saying we won’t hear anything till next year. http://westseattleblog.com/2012/10/about-arbor-heights-route-22-tweak-and-metros-next-steps

    Comment by WSB — 4:25 pm November 7, 2012 #

  9. Another unpleasant, dehumanizing sardine-can-packed Rapid Ride C. (5:30pm bus 6068 from 2nd and Columbia to WS)
    .
    Metro: losing rider allegiance and goodwill, one trip at a time.

    Comment by Ben — 5:44 pm November 7, 2012 #

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