TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Back-to-school Monday edition

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

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6:30 AM: Good morning! It’s been busy already. First, as reported here, 2,000+ homes/businesses from Puget Ridge to White Center lost power for at least an hour starting around 4:30. Right now, the last remaining pocket is in the Greenbridge area of WC, southwest of 8th/Roxbury. Weather also is a factor this morning – some of the higher areas have seen snow/sleet/mix showers, though nothing major is expected.

Reminders: Seattle Public Schools are back in session today after the weeklong mid-winter break … The Alaskan Way Viaduct has inspection closures next weekend (March 4-5).

Otherwise – no incidents reported currently, in or from West Seattle.

6:47 AM: We went out to make sure the 8th/Roxbury light is working (it IS) and encountered a serious snow shower.

In Greenbridge, some’s on the road and sidewalks. Be extra-careful!

7:11 AM: We’ve just been through Arbor Heights and Sunrise Heights. Bit of snow on the ground in spots but roads are just damp.

7:19 AM Some traffic disruption on 35th at Graham – tower crane is arriving at Upton Flats. More on that later.

7:33 AM Now in South Admiral. Slush on sidewalks, some on streets.

8 AM: Alki sea level – nothing. But as commenters point out, suburbs have been hit too. So allow yourself extra time if you have yet to head out.

8:30 AM: Another shower is moving through – slushy rain back at HQ, where we’re about 300 feet up, east of Lincoln Park. No snow on the ground here. The National Weather Service promises this won’t be an all-day thing:

10:23 AM: If you are headed back this way from downtown or points north, avoid SB I-5. There’s a rescue response right now involving a tanker truck that’s reported to be on its side in the I-5/I-90 area. The driver, a 60-year-old man, is reported to be OK, but trapped in the truck, so they’re working to get him out.

10:44 AM: Authorities were seeking to close I-5 both ways because of this, after detecting a leak, but we have not seen formal confirmation of that yet from WSDOT. Nonetheless, we’d advise avoiding I-5 through downtown, either way, TFN. The driver, meantime, is reported to have been rescued from the truck.

11:48 AM: We’re covering the aforementioned situation separately here. Meantime, a crash is causing some trouble at Admiral/Spokane beneath the bridge:

13 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Back-to-school Monday edition"

  • c.posey February 27, 2017 (6:40 am)

    Its snowing on pigeon point, anywhere else?

    • WSB February 27, 2017 (6:46 am)

      Yes, I am near 8th and Roxbury and it’s sticking here, roads included.

  • Eric1 February 27, 2017 (6:43 am)

    Snowing in Arbor Heights.  Not sticking,  just pretty.

  • Mike February 27, 2017 (6:51 am)

    Snow, sticking to roads and no word from SPS on late start or closures?  Seems odd considering districts tend to error on the side of caution with these weather patterns that can have icy roads.

    • WSB February 27, 2017 (7:03 am)

      Not necessarily widespread…in Arbor Heights now and it’s barely even raining.

  • newnative February 27, 2017 (7:02 am)

    Snowing in admiral heights. 

  • JayDee February 27, 2017 (7:19 am)

    I live half-way up Genesse Hill at 2:00 feet and it was snowing and slippery slush while putting out the trash.  120 feet lower no snow on Admiral. Thankfully the 56 was late. This winter is getting old.

  • Chris February 27, 2017 (7:24 am)

    It was blowing snow here in Admiral though only stuck on cars, roofs, parking.   Just heard from friend that snowing hard on Queen Anne.   There is nothing sticking to cement though.

    • newnative February 27, 2017 (8:14 am)

      Not even raining in lower Queen Anne, but a lot of cars with lots of snow on them.

  • JeffK February 27, 2017 (7:44 am)

    1.5″ here at work in Kirkland.

  • Earlybird February 27, 2017 (7:48 am)

    For anyone who commutes east, Bellevue has some sticking snow this morning and the roads are a little slick. My 550 from downtown was 25 minutes late.

    • WSB February 27, 2017 (7:59 am)

      Thank you. North of Seattle, too.

  • Joe Szilagyi February 27, 2017 (8:28 am)

    Buses under bridge moving woefully slow. 

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