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6:52 AM: Good morning. The main traffic problem right now is affecting northbound I-5 – a fatal crash by the exit at 50th is reported to have led to a backup all the way past the West Seattle Bridge offramp and on toward Boeing Field.
7:01 AM: The aforementioned backup was compounded by a crash on NB I-5 at I-90, but that has cleared. If you’re heading north of downtown, the investigation at 50th continues.
ROAD WORK: The surface Spokane Street work east of the low bridge continues. This week it will include repaving between 11th and Manning.
METRO’S FALL SERVICE CHANGES: Most of the Metro changes that kicked in over the weekend do not involve routes in this area. But busy Route 120 does have a few. From the Metro website:
On weekdays, a new northbound Route 120 trip to downtown Seattle will leave 15th Ave SW & SW Roxbury St at 4:37 am. The two current northbound Route 120 trips leaving 15th Ave SW & SW Roxbury St at 6:14 and 7:53 am will be revised to leave at 6:17 and 7:55 am instead. Also, the northbound trip leaving Bay 3 at the Burien TC at 7:37 am will be revised to leave three minutes later at 7:40 am. These improvements are funded through a mobility contract between Metro and the City of Seattle.
7:58 AM: Nothing unusual reported right now in the immediate West Seattle/outbound-from-WS area. North of downtown, the 50th exit will remain closed until about 9 am, according to the State Patrol.
8:47 AM: From the scanner – crash on NB 99 in the stadium zone, vehicle and school bus, no children on school bus.
9:19 AM: SDOT is also showing a crash scene closer to the West Seattle Bridge exit.