TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Final Thursday of summer

(Live view from the east-facing WS Bridge camera; other cameras are on the WSB Traffic page)
Yes, it really is the last Thursday of summer – with the fall equinox coming up this Sunday. (Come to sunset watch Sunday night with Alice Enevoldsen of Alice’s Astro Info and WSB’s “Skies Over West Seattle“!) The commute knows no seasons, though – so, we’re off and running/walking/riding/driving for today …

ROAD WORK NOTE: 10 pm tonight-5 am Friday (and again all weekend), the northbound I-5 ramp to the West Seattle Bridge will be closed – full details here.

METRO TRANSIT NOTE: In case you haven’t seen it yet, Metro is out with details of the upcoming service revisions, including changes on three West Seattle routes – here’s the story we published last night.

7:34 AM UPDATE: There’s a crash at California/Oregon that’s slowing traffic – thanks to David for the tip, just before Christopher mentioned it in comments.

David sent that photo; the crash is on 911 as California/Oregon (eastbound lane) but actually appears to be a bit to the west.

8:10 AM UPDATE: SFD has cleared that crash scene, according to the 911 log; Christopher went over in the meantime and reports, “A couple of shaken-up drivers but no major injuries. The Volvo in front seemed to escape any serious damage. Just some scratched up bumper trim. The Honda in back was really crunched up and the airbag deployed. The Volvo driver told me that the Honda driver came up the hill eastbound really fast behind her and may have been blinded by the sun.”

10:24 AM: Richard tweeted about a crash on the OTHER end of The Junction, California/Dawson.

7 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Final Thursday of summer"

  • E September 19, 2013 (6:40 am)

    FYI, accident on I-5 S right now, at the Michigan St exit. Pretty backed up.

  • Christopher Boffoli September 19, 2013 (7:27 am)

    There have been morning rush hour accidents two days in a row at California and Oregon. Be careful out there folks.

    • WSB September 19, 2013 (7:34 am)

      Thanks – I just got word of that one and am adding it – TR

  • West of Junction September 19, 2013 (9:33 am)

    That seems like a bad corner all around – as a pedestrian, I feel like I’m taking a big risk crossing there – I stand at the corner, try to be visible and make eye contact, and only cross with a clear walk signal, but I’ve missed getting flattened numerous times.

  • Julie September 19, 2013 (10:13 am)

    A couple weeks ago I was almost T-boned driving through this intersection in the morning (California/Oregon). The light turned green (for Oregon heading east) and the car in front of me proceeded through the intersection. I followed on the green light and a car came barreling South on California and skidded to a stop at my Drivers side door. I was so stunned and pretty shook up. I think it’s a dangerous intersection but it’s also people just need to pay attention, you know that red light it’s for you.

  • Cautious Fiat September 19, 2013 (5:21 pm)

    Yes. At that intersection today, at 1:07 PM, a babe in her heavenly Range Rover pulled right in front of me. Sorry, you could not wait, babe. Lucky I was driving a Fiat Abarth with GREAT BRAKES. Must have been in a hurry to pick up her unemployment check at the Junction Post Office. ROFL.

  • Wendell September 19, 2013 (5:38 pm)

    Let’s not forget this recent piece of tragic history:
    Motorcycle rider killed in West Seattle Junction crash
    July 26, 2013

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