TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Last Wednesday in October

(Four WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
6:30 AM: Good morning! We start with reminders and previews:

SHORT SCHOOL DAY: Classes end two hours early today for students in Seattle Public Schools, so watch for buses, walkers, riders, and earlier-than-usual flashing beacons.

SOUNDERS FC TONIGHT: Playoff game vs. LA at CenturyLink Field, 7 pm. No extended West Seattle Water Taxi service, since the WT is now on its winter schedule.

HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND: This Saturday and Sunday, Highway 99 will close 6 am-6 pm each day between the West Seattle Bridge and the Battery Street Tunnel for its twice-yearly inspection, as well as some other work (including testing of the repaired fire-suppression system in the BSTunnel).

9:13 AM: Quiet morning commute in/from West Seattle, but now Eddie reports a jack-knifed Route 55 bus at 44th/Alaska. We are on the way to find out more.

9:20 AM: Just as our photographer arrived, the bus cleared the intersection.

4 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Last Wednesday in October"

  • carole October 28, 2015 (8:43 am)

    Bus lane cop out..writing tickets

  • SlopestyleJ October 28, 2015 (8:53 am)

    Once again, don’t trust the Fauntleroy electronic traffic board. When it says 4 minutes to 99, what it really means is 45 minutes. Thanks for nothing, again!, SDOT.

  • John October 28, 2015 (11:02 am)

    @Slopestyle… Yeah those things are a joke sometimes. My favorite is to check the time to SLU on the board on the bridge and then actually time it myself. It’s correct maybe 3% of the time.

  • NicMarie October 29, 2015 (12:23 am)

    I find them extremely accurate! (They’re displaying round-trip… right?)

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