STORM WATCH: What’s happening overnight

2 AM: So far, breezy but not catastrophically windy in West Seattle. Checking City Light’s map, we notice about 3,700 customers (homes/businesses) lost power about 15 minutes ago in parts of Burien and North Highline southeast of White Center, but nothing up here.

4:15 AM: That outage is over, according to the SCL map. Meantime, a traffic note: A crash is blocking the right lane of the eastbound bridge near the curve past the Fauntleroy entrance, according to SDOT. (Thanks to the texter who pointed it out.)

As for the weather, archived observations show some gusts in the 20s around here but nothing huge. The NWS’s newest forecast discussion says it’ll be a windy, rainy day overall, and that Saturday night still could bring “a major windstorm.”

5:31 AM The bridge crash has cleared.

5 Replies to "STORM WATCH: What's happening overnight"

  • NativetoSeattle October 14, 2016 (3:43 am)

    I’m surprised that the giant flag is still flying. Hopefully they take it down before Saturday’s storm. 

  • Rose October 14, 2016 (7:08 am)

    Than you, WS Blog!

  • Mary Ballou October 14, 2016 (9:35 am)

    My friend and I work for parks and is wondering where we can send homeless people go for a few nights in west seattle?

    Are the community centers open for homeless? 

    • WSB October 14, 2016 (9:45 am)

      I believe they have opened shelters downtown -it was just mentioned at the start of the City Council committee meeting – I’ll see if I can find the info online somewhere.

    • miws October 14, 2016 (11:20 am)

      Mary,  as of 4:00pm yesterday, (Thurs) according to the blog of the Seattle-King County Coalition on Homelessness, emergency shelters have been set up at the King County Admin Bldg, Seattle City Hall, and at Fisher Pavillion at the Seattle Center:


      They also suggest calling 211 for those who these options don’t work out for, and also suggest checking the SKCCH Blog frequently for updates. 

      Thank you for keeping an eye out for our unsheltered.


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