TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thanksgiving Eve edition; alerts ahead

November 21, 2012 at 6:42 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 3 Comments

(Live view from the only WS Bridge camera currently in operation; see other cameras on the WSB Traffic page)
More rain overnight. And it’s windy right now – a short-term burst of nasty weather, says the National Weather Service. But that’s it for problems, at the moment. BUS ALERT: Metro will be on its Sunday schedule tomorrow (Thanksgiving Day) and “reduced weekday” schedule for Friday.

7:04 AM NOTE: In case you work to the south (or have other business there this morning), we should note there’s a power outage right now in parts of Burien, Boulevard Park, and Seatac. See the boundaries on the Seattle City Light website.

1:56 PM: If you are heading toward Ballard, note that a crash has blocked all northbound lanes of the Ballard Bridge, so you’ll want to take an alternate route, maybe through Fremont, or westbound from Wallingford/U District off I-5.

3 Comments

  1. Just a comment about metro’s policy (posted yesterday by someone) that elderly and handicapped riders should exit only at the front…while a great idea in theory, when the bus is packed with people standing, how are these riders supposed to make it to the front door through all the people crammed in the aisle? Metro needs to ensure that bus drivers can see what is going on at all doors and throughout the bus and ensure safe door openings, closings, etc.

    and I support the observation from one of yesterday’s posts that packed SRO maybe (only maybe) safe on light rail and subways but not on street and highway buses. Some of the RRC bus situations–when the buses are packed–are truly scary. Are there no rules about how many people can be safely on the bus?

    Comment by cleows — 11:23 am November 21, 2012 #

  2. Does anyone know why Metro refuses to print a Rapidride schedule? Lots of routes run that often. How stupid.

    Comment by West Seattle Wilker — 12:09 am November 22, 2012 #

  3. When things go well, Metro should receive the kudos. On Wednesday, November 21, all the arrival signs and ORCA reader machines were working at all the West Seattle RapidRide stations. I believe this is a first!! Performance of the fleet is an entirely different matter, by the way.

    Comment by chas redmond — 10:50 am November 22, 2012 #

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