Traffic alerts and more: Eastbound bridge crash; stalled car near west end of westbound bridge; police response on 36th

6:07 PM: Sounds like plenty of commute-time trouble out there. Police are directing traffic around a crash on the eastbound West Seattle Bridge by the 99 exit; we have no details except that it is affecting traffic.

(SDOT camera looking westward on the bridge from Delridge-exit vicinity)
Meantime, commenter “Enough” posted on the daily traffic roundup that there’s a stalled car blocking a lane near the westbound edge of the westbound bridge. And if you noticed fire/police activity around 35th/Fauntleroy and just north – unrelated incidents; there was a medic response of some sort outside the strip mall on the northwest corner of 35th/Fauntleroy; and while checking that out, we noticed a sizable police response to the north, on 36th. Officers there tell us they were called to deal with an “agitated person” who turned up on someone’s porch.

6:25 PM: A team member who just traveled the bridge says the eastbound crash appears to be clear, but the westbound backup still looks “intense,” with the stalled car continuing to block a lane.

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8 Replies to "Traffic alerts and more: Eastbound bridge crash; stalled car near west end of westbound bridge; police response on 36th"

  • Neighbor February 13, 2014 (8:13 pm)

    So the stalled car belonged to the person being attended to at the “strip mall” suntan place etc.. Hopefully he was okay.

    • WSB February 13, 2014 (8:22 pm)

      Thanks for the update! I won’t be able to reach someone for info on this kind of thing until business hours tomorrow.

  • Neighbor February 13, 2014 (9:02 pm)

    You’re welcome and no worries. He lives on my block and a very private person, so really don’t want to air his laundry, but just hope he is okay.

  • SS February 13, 2014 (10:26 pm)

    Wow.. I drove home in that traffic at 4:55pm. I’m shocked the car was sitting there for 90 minutes with no tow?? What the heck?

  • Cait February 13, 2014 (11:09 pm)

    FYI – my mom lives on the block where the “agitated person” was found and evidently that person had been checking mailboxes and car doors. So if you live in that area, beware.

  • Tracey February 14, 2014 (3:47 am)

    What part of 36th are we talking about? I was at work at the time…..but, I live on 35th in the North Junction/Belvidere area and am just curious and concerned.

    • WSB February 14, 2014 (6:51 am)

      Dakota. It really was just north of 35th/Fauntleroy.

  • enough February 14, 2014 (9:14 am)

    Agree SS. Wonder what took so long.

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