UPDATE: Crash on eastbound West Seattle Bridge, cleared after 2+ hours

8:39 PM: The image is courtesy of SDOT, which says all but one lane of the eastbound West Seattle Bridge is blocked by a crash and the emergency response for it, right before the onramp from Delridge. So if you’re headed toward the eastbound bridge, either wait a while or use Delridge to get onto it. No major injuries – the aid unit originally assigned has already been dismissed.

8:55 PM: The incident log shows SFD has closed out its involvement in call, but SDOT says lanes are still blocked. SDOT also warns that the low bridge is not an option right now because it’s about to start a “long closure.” Plus, if you’re headed toward the Viaduct, there’s a crash in the NB Battery Street Tunnel, and that’s backing up things on 99, per the scanner.

10:15 PM: Still blocking all but one lane, per the live video camera (Harbor/Spokane is currently turned up that way) connected to the SDOT traffic map.

10:40 PM: Police have just radioed in that all lanes are now open.

5 Replies to "UPDATE: Crash on eastbound West Seattle Bridge, cleared after 2+ hours"

  • Bug May 19, 2018 (9:25 pm)

    Just came across west bound and still very active and blocked, with medic truck having issues making it to crash location. 

    • WSB May 19, 2018 (9:32 pm)

      Thank you for the update.

  • Charlie May 19, 2018 (9:51 pm)

    9:50 PM, still full lights emergency response. 

  • Irene May 20, 2018 (7:19 am)

    We drove by westbound last night. So thankful there were no major injuries and that we could get that information so quickly by going to the Blog.

  • Nw May 20, 2018 (9:54 am)

    With the dry weather we have had now then a quick heavy downpour add on top of that the driving behavior now the normal around the city region in general makes conditions like last night increasingly dangerous to drive in. 

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