TRAFFIC/TRANSIT ALERT: Tuesday watch, with low-bridge closure continuing

7:06 AM: We start again with the reminder that the West Seattle “low bridge” remains closed to all non-maritime traffic:

SDOT now says the closure could last until the end of this week.

Our other regular cameras:

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links)

As for traffic problems – there’s a residual backup on NB I-5 from a crash that just cleared.

7:16 AM: Texter says the 7 am 56 hasn’t shown up. No alert on that so far but Metro did report the first 57 of the day at 6:41 was running 15 minutes late.

7:54 AM: Metro finally sent an alert a few minutes ago saying that bus was running more than 30 minutes late.

6 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT ALERT: Tuesday watch, with low-bridge closure continuing"

  • NH June 26, 2018 (7:57 am)

    Metro Transit Alert – Route 56 to downtown Seattle due to leave Alki at 6:59 AM will operate more than 30 mins late this morning.

  • newnative June 26, 2018 (7:58 am)

    The 57 was packed and slow to board. Turns out the 6:59am 56 was also running 30 minutes late. Got the alert at 7:48. Whoops. 

    • Bus rider June 26, 2018 (5:37 pm)

      That 56 was a no show on Monday. Typical staffing problems that Metro experiences during the summer when operators go on vacation.

  • atmetrosmercy June 26, 2018 (11:57 am)

    The One Bus Away App isn’t much better when it comes to reliable ETA updates. I have set alarms for arrivals only to find the bus is nowhere near my stop. I have seen the app go from saying the bus is 2 minutes early to 15 minutes late in the span of 1 minute. The app has also shown a bus to have left 3 minutes ago, when in fact, it never ran in the first place, or is running late.If I was as unreliable and consistently late as metro is, I would have been fired years ago and several times over.Metro, we’ll get you there if and when we feel like it – should be the motto!If you absolutely need to be somewhere on time, either leave 2 to 3 hours early, or find other means of transportation. And don’t expect to make your transfers on time.

  • MJ June 26, 2018 (1:10 pm)

    Alert SDoT the low level Spokane Street bridge is open again!

    • WSB June 26, 2018 (1:16 pm)

      Thanks, they just tweeted that minutes ago and we’ll post an update.

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