TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Schools-in-session Thursday watch; bridge crash

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

6:39 AM: Good morning! Day 2 with just about everyone back to school; no incidents reported in/from West Seattle.

POSSIBLE HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURE THIS WEEKEND: WSDOT says they’ll decide today whether to go ahead with tentative plans to close SB Highway 99 between the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge from Friday night until early Monday. We’ll have a separate update when that word is in.

6:56 AM: Remember that EC Hughes on 34th SW between Holden and Kenyon is now back in service as a school, home to Roxhill Elementary. Just heard a scanner dispatch for people speeding in the area despite the “presence of children.”

7:06 AM: Scanner – crash response for Fauntleroy/35th end of eastbound West Seattle Bridge. Awaiting further details. (added) Police say 1 person has minor injuries – the crash is closer to where the bridge passes by Nucor.

7:16 AM: If you have to get to the bridge, avoid the Fauntleroy end, as this response is blocking all EB lanes at that end.

7:35 AM: One lane’s now open, per both a reader and SDOT. Photo added – showing the crash scene is closer to the overpass.

7:47 PM: SDOT says the crash scene is now clear. But of course, be mindful of residual backups.

4 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Schools-in-session Thursday watch; bridge crash"

  • NW September 6, 2018 (7:09 am)

    I can hear the sirens think I will take the bicycle to work 3 to 4 mile commute. 

  • David September 6, 2018 (9:06 am)

    Appears to be a fender bender EB West Seattle bridge just before 1st Ave exit in RH lane.  Other lanes appear to be getting by.  Quite a backup though.  SPD and incident response are on scene.

  • West Seattle Hipster September 6, 2018 (9:45 am)

    Any word on if the city will deploy speed zone cameras on Holden near Roxhill Elementary?

    • WSB September 6, 2018 (9:46 am)

      The city has not added any new speed cameras anywhere in a few years.

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