Comments on: West Seattle Bridge traffic alert: Exit to NB 99 reopens after hours-long closure following diesel spill on eastbound bridge http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/ West Seattle news, 24/7 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:53:36 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 By: Kari http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1466968 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:10:00 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1466968 I was the lead car in the accident. It was an incredibly scary experience! I am thankful to the kindness of the people I was around, especially Vicki! I do hope the trucking company takes responsibility! My car smells awful and there is damage to my car!

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By: Mf73 http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1465490 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:22:40 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1465490 I came off Harbor Island last night after work, and there was a trail of diesel on the road all the way from mid-way on the island to the ramp…they obviously hit someting on the island and trailed it all the way to the ramp…

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By: bolo http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1465379 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:54:37 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1465379 <<>>
Margot, it is not corrosive (not like the salt used on our winter roads these days) and won’t damage the car. You can take it to the spray&wash pressurewash place and hit it with the degreaser first (don’t get this on the paint) then the soap, then rinse. Maybe $10? They recycle their water there, so better environmentally than doing it in the driveway, alley, or street.

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By: WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1465041 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:40:32 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1465041 JCG, rather than (or before) contacting the company directly, I’d suggest contacting SPD if you haven’t already, to see who is the lead on this investigation, since if there was a violation, it would sound like you are a victim.

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By: JCG http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1465030 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:26:38 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1465030 Does anyone know the name of the truck company? I drove right through the gas and came very close to crashing. My entire car is covered in fuel on the outside, and smells terrible inside/out, hoping to connect with someone at that company

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By: WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1465002 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:40:30 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1465002 Msf – if you haven’t gone home yet – I just checked the SDOT camera and although SDOT hasn’t made an announcement, nor has SPD, it appears to be open.

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By: Msf http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1464964 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:42:19 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1464964 Is 99 open yet? I want to go home!’

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By: Margot http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1464959 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:33:12 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1464959 Drove right through the gas…anybody know how to get diesel out of my wheel wells?

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By: Mel http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1464956 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:30:32 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1464956 This may have nothing to do with this spill, but it seems like local truck drivers are getting more aggressive out there. I regularly see 18-wheelers (including flammables!) speeding (on an open road I’d expect it, but not in the morning/afternoon when traffic is much closer together), changing lanes suddenly, and in one recent instance a big-rig driver was tailgating a passenger car at 60 in the right-hand lane of I-5.
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Because of this, I give truckers a wider berth than ever, but truckers should know better, because their margin of error is much, much tinier than that of a passenger car.

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By: WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1464929 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:27:41 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1464929 …and as I typed that, SPD also has posted a wrapup of everything it’s learned, which we’ll also add.

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By: WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1464927 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:25:47 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1464927 SFD tweeted some extra info which I am adding now, including some pictures, and that was part of it.

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By: flimflam http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1464920 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:15:02 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1464920 I read elsewhere that the trucker “misjudged” a curb or somesuch and it punctured the fuel tank. oops.

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By: LyndaB http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1464917 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:11:46 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1464917 Going home and passing the closure. Environmental services trucks are out there along with squad cars blocking the area.

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By: Adrienne http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1464834 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:03:09 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1464834 Just drove by. Fire truck, and the truck that caused this mess, have just left the scene. Cops and fire supervisors still there. Sign on roadway says on-ramp will be closed until 5am. Yuck!

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By: Zizou http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/west-seattle-bridge-traffic-alert-spill-in-eastbound-lanes/#comment-1464814 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:14:16 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283725#comment-1464814 My wife ended up driving through this mess shortly after it first happened. (Luckily avoiding a crash in the process.) Our car is definitely drenched in diesel. Gross.

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