TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday on the move

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

7:33 AM: No incidents in our area but slow going around the region this morning, and rainy yet again.

8:16 AM: Crash reported on NB 99 in the stadium zone. SFD has been sent; SPD is on the way.

8:23 AM: Crash at 35th/Avalon. Thanks for the tip; SFD is being dispatched now. Tipster says two vehicles are involved.

8:39 AM: SDOT has found the NB 99 crash on the Lander camera (featured above). Blocking the right lane, they report.

8:55 AM: Now moved to the shoulder and no longer blocking, says SDOT. Meantime, the 35th/Avalon situation has moved to the Taco Time parking lot, so far as we can tell from the scanner.

23 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday on the move"

  • Chris March 15, 2017 (7:46 am)

     Admiral is completely backed up again today I have been waiting in the left lane to get on the bridge or 10 minutes 

  • Chris March 15, 2017 (7:52 am)

    give yourself at least 45 minutes to get across the bridge

    • Lisa March 15, 2017 (12:13 pm)

      That 45 minutes does not include the 15 minutes to get down the Admiral Way hill from California or onto the ramp to I-5, just literally across the bridge

  • newnative March 15, 2017 (8:30 am)

    The traffic has been sluggish at 7 this week.  But still getting to work (lower Queen Anne) at the same time. 

  • East Coast Cynic March 15, 2017 (8:46 am)

    7am tends to be the cutoff before the sluggish gets much more sluggish and causes significant delays for cars and buses when it rains.

  • CJ March 15, 2017 (9:05 am)

    I departed the Morgan Junction at 7:30am. Took me 50 minutes to get to I-5.  

  • Kent Corley March 15, 2017 (9:06 am)

    Been sitting for 15 mins to try to get over the lower bridge. Can’t believe it is closed in the middle of this horrible rush hour!

    • Robert March 15, 2017 (9:21 am)

      Yeah that’s a joke

  • Kerry March 15, 2017 (9:13 am)

    Stay home or turn the car around! Cars are turning off their cars on the lower bridge.

  • Trickycoolj March 15, 2017 (9:17 am)

    Traffic backed up from East Marginal over the South Park bridge into South Park. 

    • WSB March 15, 2017 (9:21 am)

      The latest vessel traffic closing the surface bridges seems to be southbound – first the low WS Bridge closed (reopened at 9:06 am), then the 1st Ave. S. Bridge closed (listed as reopened at 9:09). The link we have below the traffic cams is the only one that shows bridge closures – – you don’t have to be a Twitter user to see the info. Little consolation if you’re caught in the backup but just a reminder for anyone who hadn’t noticed that feature. – TR

      • Trickycoolj March 15, 2017 (10:52 am)

        I definitely keep tabs on the account. Doesn’t help when the foot of the South Park bridge is literally in my work parking lot. 

  • Robert March 15, 2017 (9:22 am)

    I’m done. Anyone want to buy a home in west seattle?

    • WSB March 15, 2017 (9:30 am)

      Hate to see you go but if you’re (or anyone else out there is) serious, realtors say they’re still desperately short on inventory. We have *four* as sponsors if you want to contact any of them, listed on the WSB Sponsors directory page

  • Jaylaw March 15, 2017 (10:12 am)

    Complaining about Seattle traffic is like complaining about the rain… everybody does it but no one does anything about it!  Lol. 

  • Dave March 15, 2017 (10:52 am)

    Whenever streets, getting to Fauntleroy, are backed up to California Ave, I go home and wait. I realize not everyone can do this but I just figure I’d rather spend an an hour at home stress free vs an hour slowly creeping on the on 2 mile on ramp (aka WS Bridge) to get to I5.. 

  • Dave March 15, 2017 (11:20 am)

    Willing to bet this had a domino effect all the way back to Fauntleroy and the WS Bridge.

  • Kara March 15, 2017 (11:23 am)

    This is the worst traffic I’ve experienced so far since moving out of West Seattle. Transit from Tacoma to West Seattle for work going on 3 hours…normally an hour and twenty mins. Just a clustery day. 

  • Blinkyjoe March 15, 2017 (1:33 pm)

    No single raindrop ever blames itself for the flood…..

    • Neighbor March 15, 2017 (5:24 pm)

      I like this comment. 

  • smittytheclown March 15, 2017 (1:39 pm)

    The exit to 99 has been backed up (a bit) all week – at 6:45am.

    I can only imagine what it’s like by 7:45.

  • kjb March 15, 2017 (2:41 pm)

    I leave North Delridge every morning at 7:15 and make it to Queen Anne by 7:40 at the latest. This week, last week, for months now. Take the low bridge and it is always smooth sailing.  I don’t have to be to work until 8am and am never late.  

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