(More area traffic cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Here’s the live look at
both major views of the high bridge. (Westbound view has been removed – stuck on old view.
Now, the weekend reminder – Highway 99 north of downtown will be closed late Friday night until early Monday morning, from the Battery Street Tunnel to Valley St., because of the ongoing Mercer work; details here.
7:35 AM: Commenters report trouble on W. Marginal Way. A crash was on the 911 log for the 5900 block but SFD is shown as having cleared.
7:52 AM: Commenter Amy says traffic is being allowed around that scene in alternating directions. We’re heading over to check it out.
8:08 AM: Our crew has just driven through the area and it appears to be clear now.
8:33 AM: Police are checking out word of a possible stalled or otherwise stopped vehicle on the eastbound bridge. Out of camera range with the westward view broken, so we’re waiting to hear confirmation.
8:45 AM: The stalled vehicle is confirmed, blocking the right lane parallel with Nucor.
9:02 AM: Per radio discussion, the vehicle is moved out of the lane, while help is awaited.
9:40 AM: Problem now on northbound 99, reported in comments and via Twitter. This traffic cam shows the backup:
(Live picture, so if you see this later, it will look normal, but we saved a frame grab for posterity.)
5:16 PM: In case you got stuck in a slowdown past South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) on 16th, it was a car fire:
Fire’s out and car’s about to be towed. No other details so far, but the road should open all the way up shortly if it hasn’t already.