TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Viaduct onramp at 1st/Columbia open again after collision investigation

10:48 AM: As mentioned earlier in the morning traffic watch, a collision investigation at 1st/Columbia has closed the SB Alaskan Way Viaduct onramp many use to get to West Seattle from downtown. A pedestrian has life-threatening injuries, according to Seattle Fire, and Seattle Police are expected to be on scene investigating for several hours. We’ll update when there’s word it’s reopened.

11:18 AM: This is affecting transit too:


1:17 PM: SDOT has just tweeted that the investigation is over and the intersection and onramp are open again. We haven’t heard any updates about the pedestrian.

1:44 PM: On SPD Blotter, police say the incident started with a truck headed southbound on 1st colliding with a car headed west on Columbia; the pedestrian and a third vehicle were then hit.

2 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Viaduct onramp at 1st/Columbia open again after collision investigation"

  • BL January 5, 2017 (1:14 pm)

    I just walked by this intersection. Large police presence. Tow truck was pulling away with the last of (what earlier appeared to be) 3 vehicles. Should be opening soon.

    • WSB January 5, 2017 (1:17 pm)

      I’m updating right now – SDOT tweeted a few minutes ago that it has reopened. Thank you!

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