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TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch

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

6:59 AM: Good morning and welcome to Friday. No incidents in/from West Seattle so far this morning.

SCHOOL’S OUT EARLY: Seattle Public Schools get out one hour early today, to start their two-week winter break.

7:52 AM: Thanks for the text. Though SFD quickly cleared from a crash on Harbor Ave, traffic is being diverted up California Way.

8:29 AM: No updates on that and no cameras in the area, so we’re heading over to see if it cleared. That remains the only incident reported so far this morning.

8:47 AM: Harbor/California is clear.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch

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

7:02 AM: Good morning! We’ve just checked around and no incidents are reported in/from West Seattle.

NOTE: Today is the last full day of school before a two-week winter break for most local students (Seattle Public Schools and those who follow its calendar are out an hour early tomorrow, then off until the day after New Year’s Day).

7:32 AM: SDOT reports a crash at 26th/Barton.

8:48 AM: As noted in comments, Metro has had Routes 56/57 trouble today.

4:56 PM: … and Route 55 cancellations headed back the other way.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch

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

7:11 AM: Good morning. No incidents in/from West Seattle so far this morning. One transportation-news note:

FERRIES’ TRIANGLE TASK FORCE MEETS TODAY: The advisory committee looking at various issues with the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route meets 4:30-7 pm at Fauntleroy Church‘s Fellowship Hall. (9140 California SW)

8:54 AM: Another routine commute so far. Thanks again for alerts when something does happen – 206-293-6302 is our 24/7 hotline, text or voice.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch

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

7:36 AM: Good morning. Clear but cold this morning. No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Foggy Monday watch

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

7:06 AM: Good morning. Foggy and freezing out there, so beware of slick roads. No incidents reported so far in/from West Seattle. Two notes:

COLUMBIA PROJECT: As explained here, if you use Columbia Street downtown, note that work is scheduled to start today on the first phase of a major project.

LAST WEEK BEFORE SCHOOL BREAK: Seattle Public Schools and those who follow the same calendar will be on winter break after this week – school on Friday (December 15th) will be out one hour early.

7:12 AM: Metro alert just in:

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch

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

7:02 AM: Good morning! Some fog and slickness out there again this morning. Otherwise, no current incidents in/from West Seattle.

9:31 AM: Still foggy but quiet. Thanks again to everyone who sends word of traffic trouble, breaking news, etc., when you can do so safely/legally, text or voice, via our 24/7 hotline (celebrating 10 years!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday watch

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

7:20 AM: Good morning. No incidents in/from West Seattle so far, but beware of slick roads/paths.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch

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

7:02 AM: Another dry day on the way, and so far, no incidents reported on the roads/paths in/from West Seattle.

UPDATE: Crash at Delridge/Dakota

3:36 PM: Per the scanner and a texter, a two-car crash at Delridge/Dakota is blocking northbound Delridge. If you have to head that way, wait a while, or find an alternative.

4:58 PM: Metro has sent an alert that buses are back to normal operation on that stretch, which indicates the scene’s been cleared. We tried to get close about half an hour ago, but NB traffic was backed up past Alaska. No medic unit was dispatched, which indicates no major injuries.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: 35th SW reopens; other Tuesday notes

5:44 AM: We start this morning’s traffic/transit watch early, with 35th SW now reopened both ways south of Avalon Way:

It’s been about 11 hours since the 35th SW water-break in the southbound lanes just south of Avalon. NB 35th reopened half an hour ago, and SB just a few minutes ago.

Now to the regular daily cameras:

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)
Otherwise, no incidents so far. Watch out for slick roads – it’s in the mid-30s, and when we left to head back to 35th/Avalon before 5 am, our windshield was a bit frosty. SDOT has crews out – one with a plow and either sand or salt was standing by alongside Taco Time.

7:08 AM: After watching reopened 35th SW for a while, we headed back to HQ. Roads seemed OK but we did see a lot of windshields – even at sea level – that will need a little attention before drivers head out. Otherwise, still no incidents.

UPDATE: Water break closes 35th SW south of Avalon for 11 hours; privately owned line to blame, SPU says

(5:41 AM UPDATE: 35th now reopened both ways)

6:18 PM: Thanks to everyone who’s been messaging us about what they’re describing as gushing water on the road at 35th/Avalon on this rainless night. We are on the way over to find out more.

6:34 PM: This is BIG water gushing from southbound 35th just south of Avalon. SFD is here and closing 35th between Avalon and Alaska. Avoid the area.

6:44 PM: Firefighters have also closed the sidewalks to keep people far away – they’re worried this could lead to a big sinkhole in the street. SPU has arrived. We have a message out to find out what more they know. We also hear there’s low water pressure at some residences nearby.

7:05 PM: This is going to go on a while. Full complement of utilities here now – Puget Sound Energy (there’s been concern about natural-gas odor around the KFC), Seattle City Light, as well as SPU. Again, 35th is blocked off between Alaska and Avalon, but before that happened, here’s video from @jetreset showing how it looked when a C Line bus went through the water (which is right by the southbound stop on 35th):

7:23 PM: Just talked with SPU spokesperson Andy Ryan. He says what broke is a 4-inch “service line” that belongs to the adjacent apartment building (which would be Aura) – “it’s not city infrastructure.”

The building is only a year old.

Ryan added, “We have the water main shut down between Avalon and Manning while crews look for the water shutoff valve.” Repairs might not be complete before midnight, he says.

7:43 PM: Buses have been rerouted for a while since the road remains closed (and the water’s still bubbling up on the southbound side), but here’s the official Metro reroute alert just texted/tweeted:


7:55 PM: The water’s not off yet, but the volume is down. Kevin tells us water service is off to the south of here, too, near 36th/Edmunds.

8:14 PM: Water’s down to a trickle.

SFD has left, but SPD is still at the scene to keep the road closure enforced. We’ve left for a while but will keep checking on the status of the road – and we’ll start our morning traffic coverage earlier than usual with word on whether that section of road is open or not.

10:07 PM: Street’s still closed, and heavy equipment’s now at work digging:

SDOT quotes SPD via Twitter as saying the closure will continue “until tomorrow morning.” No police left at the scene for us to ask in person – just the work crew. We’ll check the scene again in the very early hours.

4:59 AM: Back at the scene. 35th is still closed south of Avalon. Crews still at work.

5:16 AM: Northbound traffic is now being allowed through the area. Southbound still blocked by crews.

5:41 AM: They’ve just removed the barricades on the southbound side and traffic is now going both ways.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch

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

7:02 AM: Some fog in spots, and that’s about all we have of note for the outbound commute from here so far this morning.

8:24 AM: Still quiet.

UPDATE: SUV goes sideways on Fauntleroy end of westbound West Seattle Bridge

(Added: WSB photo, emergency response as visible from pedestrian overpass west of crash scene)

7:36 PM: Big Seattle Fire response on the way to 35th and Fauntleroy – it’s a “heavy rescue” callout. More as we get it.

7:39 PM: The location has just been changed to the west end of the bridge, “by the statues,” report of a car on its side.

7:42 PM: Per scanner, the westbound bridge will be closed – we haven’t heard exactly where yet – though SFD has tweeted one lane remains open for now.

8:01 PM: Most SFD units have been dismissed. One person was being “assessed” for injuries per SFD; we can’t get close enough to ask in person but are taking a look from the pedestrian overpass to the west. One person who’s gone by says it’s an SUV on its side.

8:23 PM: Since no SFD medic unit transport was required, that at least means no major injuries. Per scanner, it might be a while before a tow truck is available to get the vehicle out, so if you have to use the westbound end of the westbound bridge sometime soon, be aware you might encounter a delay in that area.

ADDED SUNDAY: As noted in comments, we checked online records and the driver, a 43-year-old woman, is accused of “speed too fast for road/conditions.”

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday updates; weekend alerts

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

7:12 AM: Good morning. No incidents in/from West Seattle so far this Friday morning.

SATURDAY STREET CLOSURE: The West Seattle Junction Hometown Holidays Night Market and Tree Lighting will close SW Alaska between California and 42nd tomorrow, approximately 2-8 pm (the Night Market runs 3-7, the Tree Lighting in Junction Plaza Park is at 5). This means Metro reroutes, too, for the 22, 50, 128, and C Line – the reroute docs are all linked from this page.

9:20 AM: Tipster says the Admiral/California signal is blinking again. Please remember that means it’s an all-way stop! (And thanks as always for tips throughout the day/night, especially via our 24/7 hotline at 206-293-6302, text or voice.)

10:12 AM: Dave tells us an SDOT crew has just fixed the signal.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday updates

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

6:51 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported so far in/from West Seattle.

NOTES: The school-bus strike IS over, as promised, and full service is expected today … The stadium zone will be busy tonight, with Sounders FC hosting Houston at 7:30 pm at CenturyLink Field.

7:20 AM: SDOT reports a crash at 36th and Barton.

9:04 AM: The heart of the morning commute has concluded without anything else of note. Thanks as always for 24/7 tips – traffic and other breaking news – via our hotline, 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash at Fauntleroy/Oregon

5:46 PM: Thanks for the tips on this – a multiple-vehicle crash is causing some trouble at Fauntleroy/Oregon as the evening commute home peaks. We’re told it’s on the westbound side, which is the busiest this time of night. We’re on our way to find out more. No medic unit has been dispatched – just a single SFD engine – so if anyone is hurt, it’s not major.

5:59 PM UPDATE: Right now the most serious effect is on Oregon – you can’t turn onto it from WB Fauntleroy. A tow is awaited for the vehicle that remains on scene (top photo). Police confirm no serious injuries.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Rainy Tuesday watch

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

7:02 AM: The rain’s back. But so far, no incidents are reported in West Seattle or on the major outbound routes.

9:02 AM: Still soggy but otherwise an unremarkable commute. Thanks in advance for letting us know if you see a trouble spot at any time, day or night – 206-293-6302, text or voice when you can use your phone safely/legally.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Monday watch

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

6:59 AM: Good morning! Back to work, back to school after the holiday weekend. No incidents reported so far in or from West Seattle.

7:29 PM: Caller reports a bus is broken down in the transit lane on the bridge.

7:51 AM: Eastbound lanes on the low bridge are blocked by a crash towsrd its west end. (Thsnks for the text!)

8:06 AM: SDOT says the low-bridge crash is cleared.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Post-holiday Friday watch

November 24, 2017 7:33 am
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(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:33 AM: Quiet out there so far. But just in case you don’t have the day off:

*No school
*No Water Taxi
*Metro on “reduced weekday” service
*Sound Transit buses on regular schedule
*Some downtown streets closed for the Macy’s 9 am Holiday Parade (with local participants!) and 5 pm star lighting

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday watch, with holiday weekend alerts

November 22, 2017 6:58 am
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(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

6:58 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far.

HOLIDAY 4-DAY WEEKEND ALERTS: Before you check out for the holiday, here are the alerts for the days ahead:
No Water Taxi on Thursday/Friday
Metro buses on Sunday schedule for Thanksgiving Day, “reduced weekday” schedule Friday
Sound Transit buses are on Sunday schedule for Thanksgiving Day, weekday schedule Friday
My Macy’s Holiday Parade on Friday morning will close some downtown streets (and will include some West Seattleites!)

TRAFFIC ALERTS: First another crash on eastbound West Seattle Bridge; now one on westbound side

November 21, 2017 3:37 pm
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3:37 PM: Thanks for the texts – another crash on the eastbound West Seattle Bridge. From the cameras, it appears to be right before the exit to 99 – that’s where SFD crews are arriving. So if you have to head outbound, wait a bit – we’ll update.

4:16 PM: SDOT says it’s now cleared.

4:32 PM: And now there’s a dispatch for a crash on the westbound west end of the bridge. Out of camera range, it appears.

4:43 PM: SFD says no one is hurt so it’s clearing this scene, and that the vehicles involved have cleared to the side of the bridge “by the zone 5 sign.”

TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Crash on eastbound West Seattle Bridge, now cleared

(SDOT camera image from @seattledot tweet)

10:12 AM: Thanks for the texts – SDOT also verifies a crash on the eastbound bridge that is currently blocking three lanes, so if you’re heading that way, find another route. No injuries reported so far, apparently, as SFD has not been dispatched. One texter says their Metro bus stopped to take passengers transferred from another bus because of this.

10:15 AM: Now blocking just the left lane.

11:05 AM: SDOT reports the bridge is now clear.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Pre-holiday Tuesday watch; deadly crash on 1st Ave. S.

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

6:57 AM: One incident in the area so far – 1st Avenue South is closed south of the West Seattle Bridge, to Hudson, because of a crash at 1st/Andover [map] that killed a bicyclist.

7:05 AM: Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives are investigating that crash so the closure could last hours.

Further south, there’s also now an emergency response to a 3-vehicle crash toward the north end of the northbound 1st Avenue S. Bridge.

7:29 AM: WSDOT says two lanes on the 1st Ave. S. Bridge have reopened, but the HOV lane remains blocked.

8:06 AM: Per scanner, southbound 1st Avenue S. will be reopening south of the West Seattle Bridge; northbound will remain blocked as the investigation continues.

8:36 AM: Northbound I-5 trouble downtown – a crash response at the Convention Center.

Meantime, one transit note – no Metro alerts about cancellations in this area (so far) today, but we did ask yesterday about the multiple recent Route 56 alerts, and this story published last night is the result.

8:51 AM: A reminder from SDOT:

9:04 AM: 1st Avenue S. is now clear.

9:22 AM: Thanks again for sharing info when you see a problem your West Seattle neighbors should know about – if/when you can safely/legally use your phone, text or call our 24/7 hotline, 206-293-6302 – thank you!

10:20 AM: SPD now has published an SPD Blotter update that says the bicyclist who was killed by a hit-run driver was a 61-year-old man. No description of the vehicle yet.

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