West Seattle traffic alert update: I-5 onramp crash cleared

ORIGINAL 7:07 AM REPORT: It’s on the 911 log and WSDOT confirms it via Twitter – “part of the N/B I-5 on-ramp from the W. Seattle (Bridge) is partially blocked due to a collision.” We’ll monitor that (and any other traffic challenges ahead) with updates as we get them.

7:30 AM UPDATE: Added the “live” image from the WSDOT camera pointed that way. The truck’s still there but the fire/medic crews have cleared out.

7:39 AM UPDATE: WSDOT says the scene is now completely clear. However, residual backups take a while to clear, especially in peak traffic, so your commute might still take extra time at this point.

11 Replies to "West Seattle traffic alert update: I-5 onramp crash cleared"

  • 44th Neighbor May 7, 2012 (7:18 am)

    Passing it at 7:15 after 20 minute trip over the bridge. Ambulances, fire engines, police cars — all right on the I5 onramp. Smooth sailing after. (texting from vanpool, not driving)

    • WSB May 7, 2012 (7:21 am)

      Thanks, 44th N. Watching the traffic report by Tracy T via our pals at KING 5, it involves a big truck, and if that truck requires a tow, it might be a while …

  • rats May 7, 2012 (8:00 am)

    Again, I’d like to thank the people running the red lightand blocking the intersection on Fauntleroy so that only one (or none) car can turn from Oregon when they have a green light. Way to be neighborly.

  • LyndaB May 7, 2012 (8:13 am)

    There was a big truck and a smaller passenger vehicle. I hope everyone is ok. WADOT was doing traffic control.

  • rats May 7, 2012 (8:20 am)

    Did this happen in the do not cross dbl white line area? This area needs enforcement in general. I see violations every morn!

  • 44th Neighbor May 7, 2012 (8:53 am)

    Not in double white line area — further up at I5.

  • WSratsinacage May 7, 2012 (9:47 am)

    Thanks 44th

  • Curiouser May 7, 2012 (1:01 pm)

    Those people crossing the double white lines just think they are better than you, right? But also crossing the gore-point is illegal and is way more frequent. More enforcement would be good for both violations. Perhaps some of those rubber posts would help.

  • WSratsinacage May 7, 2012 (2:33 pm)

    Those people crossing the double white lines think the law doesn’t apply to them or “no one will see me and be able to call me out/write me a ticket”. The whole “while the cat’s away the mice will play” mentality is so uncivilized.
    The double white lines were installed because there were a lot of crashes. I like the idea of some posts but like the truckers do, they will probably just get run over because they aren’t convenient for the entitled bunch.
    The gore point crossers piss me off too just so ya know. It seems that many drivers feel the gore point is the designated spot for changing lanes, especially if it’s near the front of a line of cars people did not want to wait in. I’ve requested gore point enforcement for about 10 years but have NEVER seen enforcement on the bridge or near the bridge on I 5.
    I sometimes wonder if I am the only one who realizes that if I miss my exit, there’s one about a mile down the road I can take instead. A lot of people will act like the world must stop so they can make their convenient exit. I have no tolerance for people like that and the danger they put people in. Like on I-5 south at the West Seattle Bridge exit.. If you cannot safely, legally merge, then use the next mile to get in the lane you need to be in. Don’t stop in a lane with your blinker on and try to nose in to a lane that is not moving while cars behind you are going 50 MPH + just because you want to cut to the front at an exit. Selfish actions just make traffic worse for everyone behind the jerk.

  • carole May 7, 2012 (8:59 pm)

    As for cutting in line, ditto for the jerks who jump the line westbound and try to squeeze to the right by the Chelan Cafe. NOT cool.

  • WSratsinacage May 8, 2012 (9:28 am)

    Amen carole :)

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