Traffic notes: Crash south of 1st Ave. S. Bridge; tonight’s Highway 99 closure canceled

September 23, 2014 at 4:39 pm | In Alaskan Way Viaduct, West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 1 Comment

NEW, 5:09 PM: Since we already have a traffic note atop the page, we’re adding this: If you use the First Avenue South Bridge, beware – a rollover crash is reported south of the bridge, in the southbound lanes. Only one lane reported blocked for starters, but that was before the major emergency response headed that way. (added) One person was in the vehicle, and is reported to be inhurt.

EARLIER TRAFFIC NOTE, 4:39 PM: Update from the road-work plan mentioned in this morning’s traffic watch: Because of the rain, WSDOT has canceled its plan to fully close northbound Highway 99 between the bridge and the stadiums overnight tonight. (You might still encounter lane closures, though.)

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Rainy Tuesday updates; ‘Fauntleroy Boulevard’ open house tonight

September 23, 2014 at 6:58 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Good morning! Wet roads now that the rain’s arrived, but no major problems overall on West Seattle-area routes.

OVERNIGHT HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURES: WSDOT’s schedule for this week continues:

Tuesday, Sept. 23 and Thursday, Sept. 25
Crews will close all lanes of northbound SR 99 between South Spokane and South Atlantic streets, and the eastbound South Spokane Street ramp to northbound SR 99, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

Crews will close up to two lanes of southbound SR 99 between South Atlantic and South Spokane streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

Wednesday, Sept. 24
Crews will close all lanes of southbound SR 99 between South Atlantic and South Spokane streets, and the Columbia Street on-ramp to southbound SR 99, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

‘FAUNTLEROY BOULEVARD’ OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT: The city is almost midway through design for major changes to Fauntleroy Way between the bridge and SW Alaska, in the “Fauntleroy Boulevard” project; the mayor’s budget, unveiled yesterday, includes $500,000 to finish the design. Tonight, 5-7 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle (Oregon/California), drop in and offer comments/ask questions at a key stage in the process, after taking a closer look at what’s planned so far.

4:42 PM: Note that tonight’s overnight Highway 99 closure has been canceled because of the rain.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday on the move

September 22, 2014 at 6:59 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 2 Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Good morning! No trouble so far on West Seattle-area routes.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), which means more traffic around/to/from its campus at 6000 16th SW.

OVERNIGHT HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURES: WSDOT has announced closures each of the next 4 nights:

Monday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 24
Crews will close all lanes of southbound SR 99 between South Atlantic and South Spokane streets, and the Columbia Street on-ramp to southbound SR 99, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

Tuesday, Sept. 23 and Thursday, Sept. 25
Crews will close all lanes of northbound SR 99 between South Spokane and South Atlantic streets, and the eastbound South Spokane Street ramp to northbound SR 99, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

Crews will close up to two lanes of southbound SR 99 between South Atlantic and South Spokane streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

7:24 AM: Text report of a stalled Route 131 bus on Highland Park Way downhill, with passengers off the bus. Also, commenter “Trickycoolj” reports that the early trouble on northbound I-5 in Southcenter – a late end to an overnight closure for City Light work – has added traffic to Highway 99 northbound. The closure is over now, but the residual effects aren’t.

West Seattle road work: More repairs for Spokane Street Viaduct

September 19, 2014 at 6:10 pm | In Spokane St. Viaduct project, West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 2 Comments

Announced late today by SDOT, more repair work is ahead for the surface of the Spokane Street Viaduct. Next Thursday (September 25th), the inside (left) eastbound lane will be closed 10 am-2 pm to fix “spalls” between the Highway 99 overpass and the 4th Avenue exit.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday! Current views plus the look ahead

September 19, 2014 at 6:07 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
We’re headed into the last weekend of what’s still technically summer.

PARKing DAY TODAY: As we’ve been reporting, it’s PARKing Day, and two of the 50 temporary in-the-street mini-parks in the city will be in West Seattle, one in front of Husky Deli and Mashiko in The Junction, one in front of Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) in Westwood Village, both 9 am-3 pm. See the citywide map here.

CITYWIDE WEEKEND ALERTS: From the Susan G. Komen 3-Day leaving Memorial Stadium downtown early this morning (good luck, everybody!) to the Seahawks game on Sunday, citywide notes are in this roundup from SDOT.

TRANSPORTATION NEWS: Published here since the last traffic watch – Transportation triple bill @ Delridge District Council … WSB’s Christopher Boffoli on the tunnel tourMurray CSO excavation followup – where IS all that dirt being taken (etc.)?

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch; transportation news notes

September 18, 2014 at 6:03 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 8 Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Thursday’s commute is on. We start with notes:

WATCH OUT FOR TRUCKS: As reported here last night, the county says excavation will start today at the sewer-overflow-control project across from Lowman Beach, and for several months, that means up to 55 truck trips a day on two stretches of road.

ROAD WORK: If everything is according to SDOT schedule, East Marginal Way paving north of the bridge continues today, and Highway 99 lane closures continue overnight tonight.

TRANSPORTATION NEWS NOTES: If you missed our coverage of Metro’s newest budget outlook – projecting fewer cuts in the long run – see it hereWashington State Ferries sends the reminder that its fall schedule takes effect Sunday.

9:04 AM UPDATE: Thanks to Don Brubeck from West Seattle Bike Connections for this photo of the work on East Marginal:

Don says, “Here is a shot of the paving work in progress on East Marginal Way South, north of South Hanford St. Crews are removing the curving RR tracks and ties. This is another good step by SDOT for safety for bike riders – the curving cracks caused by the buried tracks are a hazard. It should help the paving last longer, too. Maybe until a real roadbed reconstruction is done to actually hold up to heavy truck traffic on the poor fill soils.”

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday on the move

September 17, 2014 at 7:09 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Another quiet start to the commute. Rainy weather is forecast tonight, though, so tomorrow might be a little trickier.

ROAD WORK: Today is the first of two days scheduled for East Marginal Way paving north of the bridge. … We just double-confirmed with WSDOT that tonight’s Highway 99 closure is CANCELED, though as of this writing it’s still on their website. (Thanks to Metro for noting the cancellation in a general text alert yesterday.)

TRANSPORTATION NEWS NOTES: 10 am today, Metro/county officials plan a media briefing about what’ll be in County Executive Dow Constantine‘s budget proposal next week regarding transit. … 7 pm tonight, the monthly Delridge District Council meeting at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center includes three transportation-related guests – Port Commissioner Courtney Gregoire, City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, newly confirmed SDOT director Scott Kubly.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates

September 16, 2014 at 7:02 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
All’s well so far on routes from/through West Seattle.

ROAD WORK: Nightly work on Highway 99 north of the West Seattle Bridge continues – tonight, lane closures in both directions, 9 pm-5 am, and the exit to 99 from the eastbound West Seattle Bridge will also be closed. … Tomorrow is the first of two days for East Marginal Way paving north of the bridge.

HAPPENING TONIGHT: While the official city “open house” meeting about the Fauntleroy Boulevard project is one week from tonight, if you have questions but can’t go, you can get a sneak preview at tonight’s Junction Neighborhood Organization meeting, with SDOT reps for the project on the agenda. 6:30 pm, Senior Center of West Seattle (Oregon/California).

7:54 AM: Kerry tweets that the bridge is “backed up to 35th.” Kerry’s later update: Traffic-enforcement officer’s in view at the offramp to 99.

8:53 AM: Heavy-rescue call in the 7900 block of 9th SW – we’re en route. SFD describes it as “car into a building with the smell of natural gas” and says everyone is out OK. (Note: Full coverage of the incident is here.)

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Mid-September Monday

September 15, 2014 at 6:12 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 2 Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Good morning! No traffic alerts at the moment, so we start the week with a look ahead:

HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURES: Every night this week, some stretch of 99 north of the West Seattle Bridge will be partly or fully closed. Tonight (Monday night-Tuesday morning), lane closures are expected between here and Atlantic St. in the stadium zone, both directions, 9 pm-5 am, and the exit to 99 from the eastbound West Seattle Bridge will also be closed.

EAST MARGINAL WAY PAVING THIS WEEK: In case you missed the announcement toward the end of last week, work on this stretch north of the West Seattle Bridge is expected Wednesday-Thursday.

West Seattle traffic alert: Junction streets have reopened

September 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

Just in case you’re wondering – streets in The Junction are open to traffic and parking again; the West Seattle Car Show load-out and cleanup is wrapped up. Our as-it-happened coverage is here; we’ll be adding the winners list/photos this evening. Next street-closing event in The Junction will be the Harvest Festival, six weeks from today, on Sunday, October 26th.

West Seattle traffic alert: Taxi fire at Olson/3rd

September 12, 2014 at 7:48 pm | In West Seattle fires, West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(Added: Photo, courtesy of Jason)
7:48 PM: Traffic alert for the east end of Roxbury – Seattle Fire crews are handling a “car fire” call at Olson/3rd (map) that’s described on the scanner as a “taxicab on fire.” Not sure how it’s affecting traffic yet, but we’re checking it out.

8:04 PM: Fire’s out. Affected the front end of a cab that’s in the outside lane of the uphill (southwestward) side of the Olson hill, so traffic headed toward White Center is affected more than downhill/outbound. No injuries reported.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: 42nd/Dakota crash; other Friday notes; weekend preview

September 12, 2014 at 7:03 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
No trouble on the major roads through/from West Seattle so far. But 42nd/Dakota has an unusual sight, until it’s towed:

See our coverage from the 6 am hour here (or if you’re reading this on the main page, scroll down to the previous story).

WEST SEATTLE CAR SHOW ON SUNDAY: The 7th annual West Seattle Car Show is two days away and will close California to traffic between Oregon and Edmunds starting early Sunday morning and continuing until late afternoon. That includes Metro bus re-routes.

OVERNIGHT CLOSURES ON/NEAR HIGHWAY 99 NEXT WEEK: Listed in the new “Construction Lookahead,” which says that, between the West Seattle Bridge and the stadium zone, Highway 99 will be closed northbound 10 pm Wednesday (September 17th) to 5 am Thursday (September 18th), and southbound 10 pm-5 am Thurs. night-Fri. morning (Sept. 18th-19th). The ramp from the eastbound bridge to NB 99 will be closed overnight Mon., Tues., Wed. (Sept. 15-16-17).

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday on the move

September 11, 2014 at 6:41 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Up to six days of clear weather, starting now, the forecast says, so don’t forget to take the sunglasses along today. Routes through/from West Seattle are OK so far. Tonight, one last round of Highway 99 lane closures, including the ramp from the eastbound bridge.

SUNDAY REMINDER: California will close to traffic early Sunday morning until late afternoon for the 7th annual West Seattle Car Show in The Junction – that includes bus reroutes, which are now listed here. Here’s our latest update on the show, open to all vehicle years/types for the first time.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch; looking ahead

September 10, 2014 at 7:07 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 5 Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Good morning and happy midweek. No trouble spots on routes out of/through West Seattle as of right now.

Looking ahead: Another Mariners home game tonight, so the stadium zone will have early-evening traffic. And Route 99 lane closures continue overnight tonight and tomorrow night.

Weather: Murky now but some sun expected later, and a really nice weekend (including Sunday, for the seventh annual West Seattle Car Show in The Junction).

7:29 AM: Our report on last night’s West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting now includes video of the hourlong Q/A with new SDOT director Scott Kubly. If you have missed both his local appearances, one more is ahead – one week from tonight at the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council (7 pm Sept. 17th, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center).

10:51 AM NOTE: Metro has posted reroute information for Sunday, when the car show (mentioned above) will close California SW in The Junction between Oregon and Edmunds:

On Sunday, September 14, from 6:00 AM until about 6:00 PM, Metro bus routes 22, 50, 128, the RapidRide C Line and DART Route 773 will be rerouted in the Alaska Junction area due to street closures associated with the West Seattle Car Show.

Visit the Service Advisories page for specific reroute information.

West Seattle traffic alert: Crash on 35th near Camp Long

September 9, 2014 at 4:50 pm | In Safety, West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 1 Comment

Thanks to Clark for the photo from a reported car/motorcycle collision near Camp Long, in the 5000 block of 35th SW, northbound side. He says traffic is getting through, with only the outside northbound lane blocked. The SFD dispatch was for an “aid response,” lowest level of medic callout, so that likely means no major injuries; we’re checking.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch & notes

September 9, 2014 at 6:21 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Good morning! We’re watching traffic as always, and keeping track of what you need to know in the hours/days ahead:

*Lane closures are scheduled to continue on Highway 99 nightly through Thursday night (and that night, the West Seattle Bridge ramp to NB 99 is set to close too)

*West Seattle Car Show next Sunday in The Junction (closing California between Edmunds and Oregon to traffic, opening it to pedestrians and show participants – open to ALL vehicles!)

One more note: Wondering what’s up with the tunnel-machine-repairing project? WSDOT posted an update Monday.

West Seattle traffic alert: Crash on eastbound bridge

September 8, 2014 at 9:57 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(Added: WSB photo by Christopher Boffoli)
9:57 PM: A crash on the eastbound bridge parallel with Admiral has police blocking the Fauntleroy/35th entrance – if you head that way, you’ll be diverted to the Avalon entrance down the hill instead.

10:08 PM: The entrance has reopened, per scanner-monitored discussion.

10:41 PM: While the wreckage is cleared, the westbound bridge is now temporarily closed at the scene (parallel to Nucor, we’ve since learned), following a brief eastbound closure.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday updates & notes

September 8, 2014 at 6:12 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
It’s the first full week of school, and traffic patterns are still getting settled, so keep that in mind this morning and beyond. Otherwise, a few notes for starters:

*Lane closures on Highway 99 the next four nights (plus a West Seattle Bridge ramp closure Thursday night)

*Utility work on I-5 south of the West Seattle Bridge again late tonight/early tomorrow

*West Seattle Car Show next Sunday in The Junction (closing California between Edmunds and Oregon to traffic, opening it to pedestrians and show participants – here’s our newest preview)

10:37 AM UPDATE: City Light has canceled the aforementioned utility work, after completing its project ahead of time, so no south-of-here I-5 closures tonight after all.

Traffic alert for tonight, tomorrow night on I-5 south of West Seattle

September 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

If you expect to be using I-5 south of West Seattle in the late-night/early-morning hours tonight and/or tomorrow – heads-up about some Seattle City Light work that will bring lane/ramp closures:

City Light is working to increase the electrical capacity and reliability to the Duwamish Valley with the H-Frame Replacement and Feeder Installation Project. This project will impact traffic on I-5 with intermittent ramp closures, lane closures, rolling slowdowns and traffic detours and surface street closures between the West Seattle Bridge and S 188th St as workers remove transmission cable currently spanning across the highway.

Click to read the rest of Traffic alert for tonight, tomorrow night on I-5 south of West Seattle…

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates; weekend preview

September 5, 2014 at 6:30 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | No Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Good morning! Quiet on the roads so far, and the weather is clear, headed for the 80s. We’ve been covering an early-morning police investigation in South Delridge but it is not affecting traffic.

WEEKEND TRAFFIC ALERTS: See them (and more) in the SDOT Construction Lookahead – most notable is that southbound I-5 will be closed 11:30 pm tonight to 6:30 am Saturday under the downtown Convention Center for fire-system testing.

TRANSPORTATION NEWS: SDOT’s new boss made his first official West Seattle appearance this week; here’s the story we published late last night.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday updates/reminders, from back-to-school to back-to-football

September 4, 2014 at 6:39 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 1 Comment

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Today is the first real full-strength morning of back-to-school week, since some schools that started back yesterday had special schedules. (If you missed our list of West Seattle school-zone and start-time changes, see them in our Wednesday coverage.) You can give today the added label of “back-to-football,” with the Seahawks’ first game of the year tonight at CenturyLink Field, and earlier events expected to complicate traffic in the south end of downtown starting hours earlier, with “Gameday Village” in Pioneer Square and a free pregame concert in the stadium (gates opening at 2:30 pm) – this SDOT alert explains how the day is set to unfold, including transit reroutes (no West Seattle routes involved at this point). Kickoff is just after 5:30, which means even if you’re just leaving early to watch it at home or your favorite bar, pm-commute traffic will start early today.

BRIDGE TWEETS: SDOT reminds us that it’s launched a new Twitter account for bridge-open/close tweets around the city – follow it here.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Back-to-school Wednesday; here’s what’s new in school zones this year

September 3, 2014 at 6:33 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 6 Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Thousands of West Seattle families are returning to (or starting) the school-year routine this morning. Even if you don’t have a student (or school staffer!) in the household, the start of the school year means changes on the road, not just the presence of school buses (which, by the way, were apparently the reason for some helicopter activity between Highland Park/South Park earlier). First, the basics:

BACK TO SCHOOL: First day of classes for Seattle Public Schools and Highline Public Schools (immediately south of the city limits), and also for independent schools that didn’t start up on Tuesday – including Explorer West Middle School, Tilden School, and Westside School (all WSB sponsors), Shorewood Christian, and others.

SCHOOL-RELATED CHANGES OF NOTE:
*Roxbury SW has two speed-camera zones, near Roxhill Elementary (30th/Roxbury) and Holy Family (20th/Roxbury) – tickets will be warnings for the first month, says the city, and then triple-digit fines
*Since Fairmount Park Elementary is reopening after seven years, that means a school zone on Fauntleroy Way, between Morgan Junction and The Triangle (map)
*The Boren Building in the 5900 block of Delridge Way is now home to TWO schools – K-5 STEM and, for the next two years, Arbor Heights Elementary (whose rebuild has begun), which means twice the dropoffs, buses, etc.
*Some bell times have changed – notably, Chief Sealth IHS in Westwood is starting later (8:40 am) and West Seattle HS in Admiral is starting earlier (7:50 am). Full list of SPS start times is here.

Anything we’re missing? editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!

P.S. In addition to the two Roxbury speed cameras, in case you’re new in town, there is a pre-existing camera zone on Fauntleroy Way in the Gatewood Elementary vicinity, and the city has a “speed van” that MIGHT be in West Seattle at any time – it’s often on 35th SW near Our Lady of Guadalupe.

OTHER TRANSPORTATION NOTES: Published here overnight – Metro’s new West Seattle cut/change proposals. Also – SDOT’s new director Scott Kubly visits West Seattle for tonight’s Southwest District Council meeting.

West Seattle traffic alert: Rollover on the bridge

September 2, 2014 at 8:48 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 3 Comments

8:48 PM: Police and fire are just starting to arrive at a reported rollover crash on the eastbound bridge. It’s parallel with Admiral, according to scanner traffic. More to come.

8:53 PM: The crash was originally reported as westbound; scanner discussion indicated eastbound; but a caller two callers who passed the scene tell us the overturned car is in the westbound lanes. So this is likely to affect traffic in both directions, although one lane is remaining open eastbound, we’re hearing.

9:02 PM: Update – one lane is open in each direction, and again, this is at or near the Admiral exit (out of camera range). No word of injuries.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Back-to-school (for some) Tuesday; reminder – new speed cams on Roxbury

September 2, 2014 at 6:56 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 3 Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
First day after summer’s last holiday weekend, and the weather is certainly fall-ish. While tomorrow is the biggest back-to-school day, some start this morning:

WHO’S BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY: Some independent schools start the new year today, including Holy Rosary (noon dismissal), Hope Lutheran, Our Lady of Guadalupe. *Added* And via Twitter, @SudsyMaggie reminds us that Vashon Island schools are back today too – some WS kids commute to them via the Fauntleroy ferry.

REMINDER – NEW SPEEDING-TICKET CAMERAS ON ROXBURY: When you see flashing school-zone lights on Roxbury this week, that also will mean the new speeding-ticket cameras by Holy Family (20th/Roxbury) and Roxhill Elementary (30th/Roxbury) are in operation. (Added: HF zone is in effect today – Roxhill, not until tomorrow:)

The city has said the first month’s tickets will be warnings, and then in October, the grace period’s over.

OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES ON HIGHWAY 99: Announced late last week:

Tuesday, Sept. 2 to Friday, Sept. 5

· Crews will reduce southbound SR 99 to one lane between South Atlantic Street and South Spokane Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

Tuesday, Sept. 2; Thursday, Sept. 4 – Friday, Sept. 5

· Crews will reduce northbound SR 99 to one lane between South Spokane Street and South Atlantic Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

West Seattle traffic alerts: 21st/Henderson crash; then, 6th/Roxbury and 14th/Holden; then, SB I-5 past bridge; then westbound bridge…

August 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 3 Comments

1:02 PM: Thanks to the texter (206-293-6302 any time) who reports Henderson is blocked right now at 21st because of a crash. No medic unit was called out, per the 911 log, so it’s likely no one was seriously hurt, but you’re advised to avoid that generally busy South Delridge intersection (map) for a while.

2:19 PM: New traffic alerts – crash at 6th/Roxbury, also reported by text (thanks!), and just before we hit publish, the scanner also brought word of one at 14th/Holden. None of these are reported to involve serious injuries, either, but it’s just started raining hard, again, so please be extra careful, wherever you’re going.

3:32 PM: Now there’s trouble on SB I-5 just past the ramp from the eastbound bridge – two cars off the freeway onto the embankment. Traffic backup can be seen on this “live” WSDOT camera:

(added) Summary from a State Patrol spokesperson, via Twitter:


5:07 PM: And now an apparent spinout on the Fauntleroy end of the westbound bridge; thanks to Chelle in comments and @fattailed via Twitter. No medic/fire callout, so apparently no serious injuries, if any.

West Seattle traffic alert: Crash at 35th SW entrance to eastbound bridge

August 29, 2014 at 11:40 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | Comments Off

11:40 AM: A vehicle has gone into the bushes off the side of the eastbound entrance to the bridge just past 35th/Fauntleroy. No serious injuries reported but one person in the vehicle was having trouble getting out; there’s a sizable police/fire response there right now.

11:59 AM: The SFD response has closed, so the traffic situation should ease soon.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday edition, heading into Labor Day weekend; water commuters spot yacht

August 29, 2014 at 7:13 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 3 Comments

(WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
With some already beginning a long holiday weekend, traffic is quieter this morning. Unless you happen to be heading back this way, southbound on I-5 through downtown, in which case you should note that a crash is blocking all but one lane at Denny.

HOLIDAY WEEKEND NOTES: No transit changes until Monday (Labor Day), when Metro and the West Seattle Water Taxi will both be on Sunday schedules. For a citywide look at events that might affect traffic from now through Monday, here’s the SDOT roundup.

IF YOU’RE RIDING THE WATER TAXI TODAY … look toward Harbor Island as you pass and you might see this:


ADDED 8:57 PM: Jonathan tweeted this photo:


11:07 AM: More about the yacht via PSBJ. And here’s a report on its previous port call up in Ketchikan.

1:35 PM: Back to traffic info – just spotted this lane-closure alert for Highway 99 next week:

Tuesday, Sept. 2 to Friday, Sept. 5

· Crews will reduce southbound SR 99 to one lane between South Atlantic Street and South Spokane Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

Tuesday, Sept. 2; Thursday, Sept. 4 – Friday, Sept. 5

· Crews will reduce northbound SR 99 to one lane between South Spokane Street and South Atlantic Street from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

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