(HERE’S THE REVAMPED SDOT MAP with travel times/video links)

7:02 AM: Good morning. There’s a crash response in the 1300 block of Alki SW right now, though SFD closed out of it within minutes – no other outbound incidents from West Seattle so far.

7:15 AM: Trouble on NB I-5 – stalled vehicle blocking right lane before Seneca.

7:40 AM: I-5 now clear but slow.

8 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates"

  • Robert July 25, 2017 (9:40 am)

    Traffic backed up passed the crest of the EB bridge at 9:45. Kill me. 

  • WSrez July 25, 2017 (10:50 am)

    I heard SPD isn’t enforcing the bus lane or the I5 north ramp from the WS Bridge anymore. Can I hear from morning commuters? Has anyone seen officer cool shades? Thanks!

    • Stopped in Traffic July 25, 2017 (11:56 am)

      I have not seen the police officer enforcing the bus lane on the bridge in at least a month, but I tend to be on the bridge between 9:15 and 9:45.  Don’t know if someone has been there earlier in the mornings.  I have seen police enforcing the speed limit on 99 north twice in the last week, between the bridge and downtown, at non-rush-hour times .  No idea about the I-5 north ramp from the bridge.

      • WSREZ July 25, 2017 (1:03 pm)

        Thanks. I heard it was too dangerous for the officers on the Spokane Street Viaduct even though there’s a wide shoulder that they have been using (exit to 99 north ) to pull over bus lane violations. As we all know traffic is crawling in the morning.  Interesting that cops will enforce speed on the 99 Viaduct at times of the day when people can actually speed or do the speed limit and that’s not dangerous to officers. The I5 north, illegal to cross double white lines, area needs some serious attention most of the day. I have asked SPD for help with these areas, this is just not making sense.

  • mr.T July 25, 2017 (5:01 pm)

    Does anybody know why the two police cars stopped all northbound traffic on 99 north this morning at about 11:45?  it reminded me of the times vip motorcades shut down traffic? they eventually got off at Seneca after about a 10 minute delay.

    • WSB July 25, 2017 (5:09 pm)

      Apparently the TV show ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ was filming. No advance alert unlike the ‘rolling slowdown’ recently.

      • sam-c July 26, 2017 (10:17 am)

        ‘Grey’s Anatomy?’ definitely more exciting than a car commercial

        • WSB July 26, 2017 (10:25 am)

          I heard a bunch of activity on a scanner backchannel yesterday and asked SPD media, which was unaware, but then found the filming mention on Reddit. Didn’t mention it here as no one had messaged about it so there was no indication of how/whether it was affecting traffic from/to here. (One person mentioned the helicopters after we tweeted about the Alki rescue-swimmer drill yesterday.) Unlike the commercial alert a few weeks back, this one did NOT come with any sort of a heads-up from SDOT, SPD, or any other agency.

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