4:53 PM: Thanks for the tips! Those are forged-steel balls and bags full of them fell out of a truck on the SW Genesee hill east of Avalon, which is currently closed westbound as a result from 26th on up. We’d advise avoiding the area both ways for a while.
4:59 PM: Our crew at the scene says that these are heavy items – check the inscription on the bags:
So SDOT is trying to figure out how to clean up the ones that spilled. Some have rolled into vehicles parked in the area.
7:11 PM: Cleanup is under way – and both sides are blocked, we’re told – thanks for this texted photo:
Your co-publishers are embedded at community events tonight, so we appreciate an update (in comments preferably) if you notice the road has reopened before we get word of it!
8:50 PM: Just went by. Still closed.
10:06 PM: Scanner traffic indicates getting the truck off the hill will involve some backing up and potentially a temporary Delridge closure, so heads up on that.
11:23 PM: After more than six hours, the truck and balls are gone. We’ll do our best to follow up on whether any citation was issued.