TRAFFIC/WEATHER: Wind advisory for today, too

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6:12 AM: Good morning – we’re watching weather as well as traffic this morning; a “wind advisory” was added overnight and is in effect until 4 pm, with gusts up to 50 mph. Charge everything! That’s in addition to the “coastal flood advisory” until 8 am. If the weather causes any serious problems, such as power outages, we’ll break out to a separate report, but for now we’ll track it along with the usual early-morning traffic watch. If you see trees/wires down, power out, or other storm effects, once you’ve reported to 911 (or City Light), let us know – 206-293-6302.

7:04 AM: We’ve been out checking on the wind/tide effects. Main one so far: Waves are crashing over the Constellation Park stretch of Beach Drive:
7:33 AM: Waterfront residents, at least on the west-facing side of West Seattle, are dealing with the tide’s aftermath, as Beach Drive Blog shows. We meantime also went over to the north-facing shore to check on the Alki Beach promenade was getting some spillover but nothing too dramatic:

No traffic trouble so far, meantime.

8:36 AM: From Paul Brannan, a view of the tide rolling all the way up to beach houses on Fauntleroy Cove that usually have a sand buffer:

10:48 AM: The crash that has closed Sylvan Way will clear as soon as tow trucks arrive.

2 Replies to "TRAFFIC/WEATHER: Wind advisory for today, too"

  • newnative March 10, 2016 (8:35 am)

    I have received a Metro alert (via Text) about “significant delays” for travelling in and through downtown Seattle due to weather.  The 6:55am #57 was only a few minutes later arriving downtown.  (C)Rapidride connection was quick.  

    • WSB March 10, 2016 (9:00 am)

      Thanks – Metro sends these alerts often and they seem to be precautionary. I haven’t heard about any route-specific delays either. Thanks for the firsthand update.

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