TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: New Year’s Eve begins; Admiral alert

(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Good morning and welcome to the last day of 2014. Again today, Metro is on its “reduced weekday” schedule.

ADMIRAL ALERT: Crews worked late into the night at the bottom of the Admiral Way hill, just north of the bridge, at the scene of a water-line break. From the comment thread on our afternoon/evening story, Val has the first report on this morning’s conditions:

Went through there southbound just before 3:00 am and all the work has been completed. Northbound lanes have a couple of rough, bumpy patches in them but otherwise everything looked open. There has been an attempt at sanding and salting or whatever it is we use around here but it was still icy. Today more than ever slow down if you are coming down the hill. Hit the turn to Avalon or the curved on ramp and under 20 and you should be fine. It’s not even supposed to get to 40 degrees today so the ice in this area might be there a couple of days.

We’re headed over shortly for a look.

8:20 AM: Here’s an Instagram video cliplet (:15) how it looks as you head downhill there, which we just did:

Also from north West Seattle, another road-ice report, via Twitter:

2 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: New Year's Eve begins; Admiral alert"

  • birdgeek December 31, 2014 (12:56 pm)

    that was super-sketchy last night. still amazed there were no warnings up for folks. i came through at 5pm-ish & thought: “future ice rink, oh no.” unfortunate timing. glad no one injured!

    • WSB December 31, 2014 (1:03 pm)

      The illuminated sign coming downhill said WATER MAIN BREAK and warning language, FWIW. Saw it even still at midnight-plus. But I’m betting you were coming around headed west/northbound?

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