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

February 13, 2014 at 6:07 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle police, West Seattle traffic alerts | 8 Comments

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.

8 Comments

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

    Comment by Neighbor — 8:13 pm February 13, 2014 #

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

    Comment by WSB — 8:22 pm February 13, 2014 #

  3. 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.

    Comment by Neighbor — 9:02 pm February 13, 2014 #

  4. 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?

    Comment by SS — 10:26 pm February 13, 2014 #

  5. 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.

    Comment by Cait — 11:09 pm February 13, 2014 #

  6. 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.

    Comment by Tracey — 3:47 am February 14, 2014 #

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

    Comment by WSB — 6:51 am February 14, 2014 #

  8. Agree SS. Wonder what took so long.

    Comment by enough — 9:14 am February 14, 2014 #

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