UPDATE: Crash at north end of Delridge damages pole, shuts down bridge offramp

8:46 PM: Thanks to @baritoneblogger for the tip and photo via Twitter – a crash in the 3800 block of Delridge Way is blocking northbound traffic from getting to the West Seattle Bridge onramp, so if you are headed for the bridge, try another route.

(WSB photo)

9:01 PM: Our crew has gone to the scene and advises avoiding Delridge/Andover and Delridge just north of Andover, which is blocked both ways – a pole is down. The driver who hit it is OK.

9:36 PM: From SDOT:

9:59 PM: Thanks to Patrick O’Connor for sending the next two photos – another look at the car, plus the pole that was hit:

We will update when the closures are over.

11:43 PM: SDOT says the bridge offramp is open again, which means Delridge has reopened. And James Thornton sent this photo of the car being towed.

6 Replies to "UPDATE: Crash at north end of Delridge damages pole, shuts down bridge offramp"

  • NorthOfAdmiral September 13, 2017 (12:58 am)

    Darn pole came out of nowhere. 

    • Sam September 13, 2017 (8:21 am)

      Don’t you hate when that happens?? Happens to me ALL the time

  • Chris Stripinis September 13, 2017 (8:15 am)

    Ha ha!  I saw the same comment about the recent pole crash on Alki.  Poles are apparently too dangerous!

  • Also John September 13, 2017 (8:52 am)

    To much horsepower for the driver to handle…..

  • dawsonct September 13, 2017 (12:49 pm)

    Damned fortunate there wasn’t a passenger.

  • Curate September 13, 2017 (4:29 pm)

    Lots of joking here, but I spoke with someone (a neighbor) who was at the intersection at the time this happened and she (and others there) said that the two cars were drag racing at the time.  Which I see (and hear) not infrequently on that final stretch of Delridge heading up to the bridge. That intersection of Andover + Delridge has grown a lot in terms of foot and bike traffic the last few years. No doubt someone is going to be an innocent casualty if SPD doesn’t start cracking down on folks.

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