TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: 35th SW reopens; other Tuesday notes

5:44 AM: We start this morning’s traffic/transit watch early, with 35th SW now reopened both ways south of Avalon Way:

It’s been about 11 hours since the 35th SW water-break in the southbound lanes just south of Avalon. NB 35th reopened half an hour ago, and SB just a few minutes ago.

Now to the regular daily cameras:

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)
Otherwise, no incidents so far. Watch out for slick roads – it’s in the mid-30s, and when we left to head back to 35th/Avalon before 5 am, our windshield was a bit frosty. SDOT has crews out – one with a plow and either sand or salt was standing by alongside Taco Time.

7:08 AM: After watching reopened 35th SW for a while, we headed back to HQ. Roads seemed OK but we did see a lot of windshields – even at sea level – that will need a little attention before drivers head out. Otherwise, still no incidents.

8 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: 35th SW reopens; other Tuesday notes"

  • Mike December 5, 2017 (8:59 am)

    Thank you to all the workers who were called in and worked under very cold and wet conditions through the night to get 35th reopened and water service restored to neighbors.   Yeah, I know they get paid, but not enough for this kind of emergency duty.

  • sam-c December 5, 2017 (10:48 am)

    Did something happen on the EB bridge? Looks really backed up for some reason/  The cameras don’t show it though

    • WSB December 5, 2017 (11:00 am)

      Nothing from SDOT…

      • WSB December 5, 2017 (11:03 am)

        .. and that said, I just heard a scanner blip “all lanes now open on the West Seattle Freeway” (sic). But whatever had closed them, I missed.

    • T December 5, 2017 (11:03 am)

      I saw a 3 car accident near Nucor over an hour ago. Cops were there. Just drove by and it’s still there.

      • WSB December 5, 2017 (11:07 am)

        OK, that’s the problem. No SFD dispatch so it wasn’t on the 911 log. But SDOT on Twitter mentioned it before 10 am, as well as that it just cleared. (I didn’t look far back enough.) So no injuries, at least.

  • Deb Barker December 5, 2017 (12:00 pm)

    Ditto to what Mike said above. That sure was one big mess and we appreciate all of the workers  who got the situation under control.  And the important roadway reopened. 

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