TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch; Highway 99 closure reminder; downtown gas leak

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

7:03 AM: Good morning! No transit alerts or outbound traffic incidents reported so far.

HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURE REMINDER: The weekend closure is in 2 phases – SB starting 9 tonight and lasting all weekend, NB starting at 6 am Saturday and end by 5 pm that day.

9:50 AM: Sorry to be late catching onto this. A gas leak has caused closures downtown in the 1st/Columbia/Cherry vicinity. Some of this seems to be easing, according to what we’re hearing on police radio, at least for pedestrians in the area.

9:59 AM: There’s also a gas-leak call at Holden/Highland Park Way. Apparently not major as two of the three dispatched units have been dismissed, but please let us know if you are seeing otherwise.

10:20 AM: A downtown update from police radio – while sidewalks in the area are being opened, 1st will remain closed to traffic between Columbia and Yesler. 2nd is being reopened.

10:50 AM: 1st also has reopened between Yesler and Marion, per SDOT.

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday watch; Highway 99 closure reminder; downtown gas leak"

  • West Seattle since 1979 October 19, 2018 (9:30 am)

    Highway 99 is backed up near the Seneca exit because of a gas leak at 1st and Cherry.

  • pip October 19, 2018 (9:32 am)

    Traffic is reaaly backed up getting off the viaduct into downtown. Bus had been queuing for 20 mins to get off. See lots of buses from West Seattle caught up in teaffic.

  • JCW October 19, 2018 (9:32 am)

    For those heading downtown via viaduct/Seneca, traffic is extraordinarily backed up to exit. Been sitting (well, standing) on this full C Line for at least 15 min. Someone said it’s because of the gas leak & fire at 1st and Cherry

  • Mike B October 19, 2018 (9:49 am)

    Are the C-Line routes running ok with the Gas Leak mess in Pioneer Square?

    • WSB October 19, 2018 (9:51 am)

      The gas leak is at 1st and Cherry per SDOT tweet I was just adding here. Metro has sent a general alert about “delays due to a blockage near Columbia and 2nd.”

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