TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch; crash near Fauntleroy bridge entrance

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

6:34 AM: Good morning! No incidents in, or from, West Seattle so far.

NIGHTTIME TRAFFIC ALERT: As reported here last night, work on the Fauntleroy/Alaska has resumed, and a block of Fauntleroy was closed overnight. We’ll update later today when we hear back from the project team regarding what’s next.

TONIGHT – TALK WITH SDOT ABOUT THE ENDOLYNE TRIANGLE: 6 pm tonight in the large conference room at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (9131 California SW), the Fauntleroy Community Association presents a community meeting with SDOT about proposed traffic changes in the Endolyne Triangle.

7:20 AM: Texter reports a crash at the Fauntleroy entrance to the bridge, with scattered debris, no emergency personnel on scene yet. We’re heading over to look.

7:34 AM: SDOT has since confirmed the crash. Fauntleroy is slow going even before you get to Alaska, so if you’re leaving any time soon, you might consider waiting.

8:04 AM: As you can see in the fourth camera view above, the crashed car is still there.

8:15 AM: And SDOT reports it’s cleared; the camera view shows the damaged vehicle is indeed now gone.

6 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday watch; crash near Fauntleroy bridge entrance"

  • Bridges February 9, 2016 (7:23 am)

    Any reports of an issue on the eastbound bridge?  Traffic is moving very slowly approaching the 35th Ave entrance. Just saw SPD trying to get through traffic with lights on. 

    • WSB February 9, 2016 (7:29 am)

      Yes, thanks, added that a few minutes ago. Nothing from SDOT but a texter reported a just-happened crash at the entrance. We are en route to look.

  • MsKit February 9, 2016 (7:31 am)

    Last night’s closure of Fauntleroy at Alaska was not handled well, IMHO. Abrupt presence of cones without forewarning that then fed two lanes of traffic onto one lane of road (if one respected the bus lane). Use caution and be kind to your neighbors as you merge.

  • reese February 9, 2016 (8:19 am)

    What’s up with the lower bridge eastbound??

    • WSB February 9, 2016 (8:21 am)

      The bridge closed to surface traffic about 10 minutes ago, according to @SDOTbridges. The camera view is fogged in so I can’t see anything else …

  • MarcusB February 9, 2016 (10:21 am)

    One would think bike and vehicle operators would turn their lights on while traveling early morning foggy neighborhood streets! 

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