Update: Crash cleared on eastbound West Seattle Bridge

5:42 PM: With the Alaskan Way Viaduct out of commission this weekend, the exits on the Spokane Street Viaduct – east half of the West Seattle Bridge – are carrying more traffic. That might be complicating matters now that there’s a four-car crash near the 4th Avenue South exit. Big backup on the bridge, according to the nearest cam:

(“Live” views are on the WSB Traffic page.)

5:53 PM: Multiple lanes are closed and an officer was just heard (via scanner) saying they’ll be closed “a while.

7:12 PM UPDATE: SDOT has tweeted that the scene is clear.

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9 Replies to "Update: Crash cleared on eastbound West Seattle Bridge"

  • Debbie August 23, 2014 (6:31 pm)

    We just passed the accident heading westbound back to WS and the ambulance was leaving at 6pm. Bad crash. Hope everyone is ok. :(

  • l August 23, 2014 (6:35 pm)

    tow trucks are there now, but traffic is backed upall the way to the steel mill.

  • Westgirl August 23, 2014 (6:37 pm)

    Do you know if it’s cleared now? I can’t tell by the cameras. Thanks!

  • Westgirl August 23, 2014 (6:40 pm)

    Oops, just saw the other comments. Guess we will stay in for a bit.

    • WSB August 23, 2014 (7:09 pm)

      SDOT says it’s clear.

  • Kc August 23, 2014 (6:48 pm)

    Clear day, sun not in your eyes, lots of traffic so speeds should be down, traffic going in the same direction, what could go wrong…
    Hang up and drive

  • lagartija nick August 23, 2014 (6:52 pm)

    Just drove the westbound spokane st. Accident looked really bad, hope everyone is ok. Traffic eastbound still a parking lot all the way to the steel mill. Doesn’t look like it will be moving any time soon.

  • Farrah August 23, 2014 (6:56 pm)

    It’s probably clear now but it sure scared the crud out of me. It was a red Soul half on the concrete divider and two silver cars. Everyone looked ok but shook up.

  • Diane August 24, 2014 (12:33 am)

    so grateful I made it through there on my way to work in Columbia City at 5:20pm, just before this happened; hope all are ok

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