West Seattle Bridge traffic-alert update: Now, 2 more crashes

May 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm | In West Seattle news, WS breaking news | 7 Comments

7:19 PM: Avoid the high bridge right now, either direction – as shown on the 911 log, there are crashes both ways, westbound near Admiral, eastbound near Delridge. (Thanks to Anne for the tip!)

7:29 PM UPDATE: We just happened to be coming back from downtown when we got this report, so we’ve passed both scenes. On the eastbound side, the right lane is blocked just past the Delridge onramp; on the westbound side, the right lane is blocked right at Walking on Logs. Traffic is moving OK in both directions.

8:04 PM UPDATE: SFD has cleared both of those scenes – but now there’s a third crash, described as eastbound West Seattle Bridge to northbound I-5. It’s being described on the scanner as “a rollover that landed back on its wheels.” And before we could finish typing this, we’re hearing ANOTHER dispatch for a spinout on the westbound side by Walking On Logs. No injuries.

8:38 PM: Those calls have closed too.

7 Comments

  1. I traveled from West Seattle to Northgate today and every over pass had some sort of multiple crash, just now coming home there is not only a crash on the high bridge but a woman has crashed through a pole and wrecked her BMW right in front of the “Kids Playing on logs” sculptures, what a mess the roads are today!

    Comment by Silly Goose — 7:45 pm May 25, 2014 #

  2. And there’s ANOTHER one, going from the eastbound bridge to northbound I-5, adding to this story. Glad we’re in for the night now (aside from breaking news on-peninsula) but everybody be safe!

    Comment by WSB — 8:03 pm May 25, 2014 #

  3. is there something special about today’s rain? Extra slick, perhaps? People forget how to drive in it? Again?

    Comment by JanS — 8:54 pm May 25, 2014 #

  4. Jan, wouldn’t be surprised if holiday weekend partying had something to do with the crashes.

    Comment by Sue — 9:14 pm May 25, 2014 #

  5. I saw two rear ender accidents on my way home from Southcenter to White Center this afternoon. Wet roads and people driving too fast/distracted?

    Comment by mehud7 — 10:25 pm May 25, 2014 #

  6. Well, we were driving to Seattle today at 9:00 AM, and were going 50 in the “middle” lane on the bridge. Cars were going much faster than us (60+) in the left lane and tailgating and several cars going between lanes in response to the tailgating, all at 60+. Seems to be more and more of speeding, tailgating, quick lane changes. And this was 9:00 AM on Sunday. Sigh.

    Comment by iggy — 10:33 pm May 25, 2014 #

  7. …or did SDOT spread some of its special “de-icer” again?

    Comment by soosan — 6:23 am May 26, 2014 #

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