TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Eastbound West Seattle Bridge now clear

8:19 PM: Thanks to Mark for the tip – SDOT confirms there’s a crash on the West Seattle Bridge. The SFD dispatch is to the eastbound side, parallel with Admiral. SDOT describes it as blocking the right lane, but Mark says he saw, “Multiple cars – some backwards.” So if you’re heading out, heads up. More as we get it.

8:28 PM: The SFD incident log shows the aid car originally assigned to the call was put back into service, which indicates no major injuries.

8:49 PM: SFD has now cleared the scene. Looking at the nearest SDOT camera, it appears SPD is still there. (Lindsay reports on Twitter that the crash bumped out part of the jersey barrier at the center of the bridge.)

9:38 PM: Per scanner, police are still finishing clearing the scene, so you may encounter some temporary stoppages and ramp-blocking until towing (etc.) is complete. SDOT adds via Twitter that they have two different scenes – one closer to Admiral ramp, one closer to Harbor ramp.

9:56 PM: SDOT reports both scenes are now clear.

6 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Eastbound West Seattle Bridge now clear"

  • E K November 2, 2017 (9:49 pm)

    It was a one car collision – the car hit the barrier and spun.  It looks like just after, there was another incident between two other cars. 

    • WSB November 2, 2017 (9:58 pm)

      Thanks! SDOT has just updated to say that both scenes are clear.

  • T November 2, 2017 (10:05 pm)

    Is it me or does this happen every 6 months or so at the barrier on the curve? 

  • Mr. X November 3, 2017 (6:04 am)

    T – more like every 6 days or so…

  • Mike November 3, 2017 (7:09 am)

    Is that a driver trying to run over a cyclist or Seattle Parks driving on the trail again? They do it a lot.

    • WSB November 3, 2017 (7:22 am)

      That was asked by somebody in the Reddit discussion. But if you look at the video in a larger view, you can see the car turn around and head for the path.

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