November 7, 2013 at 7:08 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 15 Comments

(East-facing camera on the West Seattle Bridge; see other cams on the WSB Traffic page)
7:08 AM: Wet roads, so be careful. The wind advisory, meantime, was pushed back overnight, to take effect at 7 am – so even though it’s not windy out there yet, forecasters still think it’s on the way, likely peaking this afternoon.

REMINDER – 99 CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND: Alaskan Way Viaduct is closing starting tomorrow night, and there’s a partial weekend closure north of the Battery St. Tunnel too.

METRO’S MEDIA BRIEFING: As the Legislature starts its special session today, Metro/King County leaders plan a media briefing with new information on the cuts they say they’ll have to make unless legislators include a funding solution in whatever they come up with. Watch for that info after 11 am.

7:49 AM: Checked out a crash reported at 35th/Juneau – 2 vehicles but off to the side when we passed a few minutes ago and not blocking traffic.

8:07 AM: Big squall just arrived – heavy rain, breezy. Be EXTRA careful.

8:38 AM: Commenter “Enough” explains intensified backup: “FYI.. Disabled car at bottom of hill by Nucor, right lane. Both lanes getting by.”


  1. It’s bad stay home for awhile if u can.

    Comment by Enough — 8:10 am November 7, 2013 #

  2. FYI.. Disabled car at bottom of hill by Nucor, right lane. Both lanes getting by.

    Comment by Enough — 8:29 am November 7, 2013 #

  3. Anyone know what’s going on? Backed up on Fauntleroy past Edmunds…

    Comment by Jill — 8:32 am November 7, 2013 #

  4. Still bumber to bumper. 45 minutes.. Still not to I 5 north.

    Comment by Enough — 8:42 am November 7, 2013 #

  5. Backed up all the way up the admiral hill, also past duos on acalon

    Comment by RS — 8:50 am November 7, 2013 #

  6. Disabled semi at top of the ramp to I 5 n = distractions and interesting dangerous merges. I 90 exit backed up on to I 5 cascading back to Fauntleroy :)

    Comment by Enough — 8:56 am November 7, 2013 #

  7. I’m on the 21 heading into downtown, caught the bus at Henderson & 35th. It took us 45 minutes just to get from there to the WS Bridge. Terrible mess out there.

    Comment by Cheryl — 9:07 am November 7, 2013 #

  8. Just past disabled vehicle on bridge, eastbound, parallel with Nucor. No hazard lights on, one orange cone behind car is only warning. No police or tow truck on the scene. Does this need to be called in?

    Comment by Dks — 9:17 am November 7, 2013 #

  9. If you can – please do, just to be sure – better too many calls than too few – the officers and trucks just MIGHT be spread thin b/c of the weather…

    Comment by WSB — 9:21 am November 7, 2013 #

  10. Surface streets to airport way. airport way to downtown. From old FSA heart of downtown – 20 minutes

    Comment by 935 — 9:51 am November 7, 2013 #

  11. Surface streets people.
    From old FSA at Delridge to heart of downtown, in a truck, 20 minutes.
    Think outside of the box.

    Comment by 935 — 9:55 am November 7, 2013 #

  12. Decided to work from home this morning but contemplating going in. Any updates on how traffic is now as we approach 10AM? Thank you neighbors.

    Comment by Naomi — 10:00 am November 7, 2013 #

  13. Wow that disabled car by nucor was there for more than an hour???

    Comment by enough — 10:33 am November 7, 2013 #

  14. 935 – Wish I was working downtown.

    Comment by enough — 10:35 am November 7, 2013 #

  15. I just made the drive to cover the Metro cuts briefing and it’s OK now -a little backup on the exit to northbound 5 visible as I exited at 4th Avenue South to get to the briefing in Sodo.

    Comment by WSB — 10:58 am November 7, 2013 #

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