(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)
7:02 AM: Good morning and happy Friday! No major incidents in or from West Seattle.
WEEKEND ALERTS: Here’s the SDOT roundup of what’s happening around the city this weekend, most notably the Seafair Torchlight Parade downtown on Saturday night, which brings road closures and bus reroutes. … If you’re headed for South King County or points southward via I-5, another weekend of lane closures for road work is ahead.
7:27 AM: Just texted and tweeted by Metro:
Transit Alert – Route 56 to downtown Seattle due to leave Alki at 7:53 AM has been canceled this morning.
— King County Metro (@kcmetrobus) July 29, 2016
8:10 AM: We’re expecting highs in the 80s again today and tomorrow and a concerned West Seattleite asked us to remind you PLEASE don’t leave your pet in your vehicle, even with a window cracked open. The temperatures can rise dramatically and dangerously. Yesterday there was apparently a bit of a scene in The Junction when a dog was locked in a car, windows up; concerned passersby tried to find its person, who eventually showed up and was quoted as saying something like, it hasn’t even been half an hour. That would have been more than enough time for the animal’s life to be in danger. Even if you “think” it will be OK – don’t run the risk.
8:28 AM: WSDOT is clearing a stall on northbound I-5 at a spot that appears to be just north of the West Seattle Bridge.
8:30 AM: And now there’s word of a crash at 8th/Roxbury. Heading off for a look.
8:52 AM: No photo because we were driving, but it’s a 2-vehicle crash in westbound lanes, affecting the entire intersection. Eastbound was at a near-standstill for a while. Private ambulance called for someone
9:35 AM: Just checked back – 8th/Roxbury crash scene is now completely clear.