(WS high/low bridges and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
7:04 AM: Good morning! So far, so good. Reminder that this is the last day of the week for Seattle Public Schools, which are closed for the “day between semesters” tomorrow (Friday).
8:01 AM: Still quiet. The calm before the Super Bowl. Speaking of which, we’ll be updating the WSB list of West Seattle Super Bowl-related notes later today – anything to add? email@example.com – thank you!
12:58 PM: Just a reminder that we often have traffic-related notes on Twitter that don’t appear here on the site – sometimes they’re short-lived, or we didn’t get back in front of the laptop in time, or they’re more observations than anything else. Today, we mentioned 35th/Juneau utility work we happened onto, around 9 am, and then something else we didn’t expect – an SPD motorcycle officer doing traffic-enforcement work near WSB HQ. Between 9:40 am and 11:20 am, we saw the officer take off nine times to cite drivers who ran a stop sign at the California/Thistle 4-way stop – specifically, they all had driven through the westbound Thistle to northbound California turn without stopping. Over the years, many drivers who fail to stop there, and don’t even seem to bother looking all ways before proceeding, have almost broadsided us, and I’m sure some of our neighbors. If the prospect of injuring/killing someone doesn’t make you think twice about ignoring a stop sign or stop light – ANY place you find one – maybe the triple-digit fine will?