(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.