TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday on the move

April 29, 2014 at 7:19 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 4 Comments

The “live” view above is the one West Seattle Bridge that’s working this morning; below, northbound 99 at the south end of the remaining elevated Alaskan Way Viaduct:

You can find more cameras, and other info, on the WSB Traffic page – most of the ones that were out Monday are working again. Meantime, no trouble so far on the outbound-from-West Seattle routes; updates if and when there’s anything of note to report.

7:48 AM: Jen reports “what looked like a fairly minor two-car collision, pulled off on the (narrow) shoulder off the far right lane, near the crest of the eastbound WS bridge” via comments – thanks! Apparently no injuries, since it’s not on the 911/fire log. (A moment later) Kerry tweeted that the bridge is “backed up to 35th.” So – give yourself extra time if you haven’t left yet and are headed that way.

8:36 AM UPDATE: There’s a report of a crash partly blocking the I-5 northbound offramp to Mercer, which historically can complicate NB traffic pretty quickly, so you’re forewarned if you’re heading that far.

8:54 AM UPDATE: And more northbound I-5 trouble, tweeted by WSDOT:

9:20 AM UPDATE: Text from Metro says routes including 21, 55, 56, 120, and RapidRide C/D are routed off Seneca St., so you’ll have to get off at 3rd/Pike/Pine if you’re headed that way.

9:44 AM UPDATE: Metro says everything’s back to normal on Seneca.

4 Comments

  1. Just passed what looked like a fairly minor two-car collision, pulled off on the (narrow) shoulder off the far right lane, near the crest of the eastbound WS bridge. A couple of people were out of their cars – they appeared to be inspecting damage. Traffic was going around them slowly, and there wasn’t much of a backup (yet).

    There was also a motorcycle officer at the bottom of the hill on eastbound WS bridge (just before SR 99) ready to pull over bus lane violators.

    Comment by Jen — 7:43 am April 29, 2014 #

  2. Thank you, Jen. That’s another one of those “not on the 911 log because (apparently) no one was hurt” type of incidents so we don’t know unless we hear from someone. (In a bus or a passenger seat, of course.) Adding to the narrative.

    Comment by WSB — 7:48 am April 29, 2014 #

  3. Quick question here on the motorcycle officer who parks his bike at the 99 offramp area. Is he there most Tuesdays and Fridays now? Like 7:30am ish that last two weeks I’ve went by.

    It’s nice he’s catching those cars driving in the bus lane but also seems the backup goes farther up Fauntleroy on those days.

    Today was the first day he didn’t have at least two cars pulled over actually. Like taking candy from a baby revenue generating machine. Cheers.

    Comment by supernova72 — 9:06 am April 29, 2014 #

  4. ……the motorcycle officer who parks his bike at the 99 offramp area.

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    AKA Officer Cool Shades. ;-)

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 9:46 am April 29, 2014 #

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