TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Last-day-of-school Monday edition; westbound West Seattle Bridge pickup crash

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:02 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported in or from West Seattle. If you see trouble, let us know when you can do so safely (when you get to where you’re going, unless you’re a passenger) – text or call 206-293-6302.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: Seattle Public Schools‘ last day of classes is today, with one-hour early dismissal.

7:14 AM: Emergency crews have been dispatched to a “heavy rescue” on the westbound bridge at Delridge. No other details yet.

7:18 AM: The camera shows a pickup truck across all lanes of the westbound bridge just west of the Admiral exit. So you won’t be able to get to Fauntleroy from the westbound bridge, TFN. The eastbound side from Fauntleroy is also affected, down to one lane.

7:32 AM: SFD has left the bridge-crash scene just as SDOT arrived to clean up what was described on scanner as a fuel spill and debris.

As our video of the SDOT feed shows, tow truck has arrived too. We haven’t heard yet about injuries, if any.

7:44 AM: The SDOT crew, by the way, also is there for the jersey barrier, which is the major reason why this is affecting the eastbound side too. Again, this is all from/to the Fauntleroy end, so if you are getting onto the EB bridge from some point further east, this won’t affect you – aside from heavier volumes from people detouring.

8:05 AM: All eastbound lanes from Fauntleroy are open again.

8:14 AM: Progress in getting the wrecked truck hooked up and towed, too, as you can see on the top-left “live” camera on this page.

8:40 AM: SDOT reports that the westbound bridge is open again.

6 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Last-day-of-school Monday edition; westbound West Seattle Bridge pickup crash"

  • Just Wondering June 26, 2017 (9:01 am)

    So yesterday a van lost a wheel that “wobbled” over the side of the bridge.  

    Now this truck goes through a jersey barrier.


  • Aly June 26, 2017 (9:23 am)

    People need to slow down on the bridge. The signs posted say 45 but a majority of drivers do 60+

  • JC June 26, 2017 (10:13 am)

    I would be curious to know what cause that truck to veer across all those lanes.

  • EJ June 26, 2017 (1:34 pm)

    I was driving eastbound and was right there in the lane by the guard rail as this truck was barreling towards me flipping and sliding to a stop scraping the guard rail the entire way. I thought he was going to flip over to the eastbound lanes and land on top of me. So scary!  I wondered if he was in the that exit only lane and realized at the last minute he didn’t want to be there & over corrrected at too high of speed? Regardless, crazy to see and feel like I was going to get crushed.  I hope the driver is ok but I also agree that people drive so fast on the bridge!  

  • Tricia June 26, 2017 (2:00 pm)

    Wow. That is scary.  Glad you were ok.  The speeds are too high.  But also lane and way finding signs in most of the Seattle area roads are really poorly done. 

  • Em June 26, 2017 (4:33 pm)

    Hey Ej did you see him try to make a maneuver to get off the exit lane? That’s scary to see a big truck coming at you like that. Did he hit that pylon first?

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