TRAFFIC ALERTS: Crashes at 35th/Alaska, on westbound West Seattle Bridge

11:59 AM: Thanks to Phil for the tip/photo. That crash on southbouhd 35th SW at SW Alaska might back things up for a bit. No SFD callout so far, so apparently no serious injuries.

12:26 PM: Now another crash of note – westbound West Seattle Bridge at the Delridge exit. This one DOES have an SFD dispatch.

It’s on the offramp itself, according to SDOT (traffic-cam framegrab added).

1 PM: SDOT says 35th/Alaska is clear.

1:07 PM: And now the Delridge offramp is, too.

11 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERTS: Crashes at 35th/Alaska, on westbound West Seattle Bridge"

  • 935 January 8, 2019 (12:05 pm)

    01/08/2019 – 12:04Come ON people!! We NEED to do better…. In less than a week’s time things are going to get terrible around these parts. We don’t need to be shooting ourselves in the foot!!

  • sam-c January 8, 2019 (12:29 pm)

    SFD called to an accident on the WB West Seattle Bridge 

    • WSB January 8, 2019 (12:44 pm)

      Yes, have already added it. We’re ramping up closer attention to traffic in all time periods with the Squeeze (or insert nickname of your choice) coming up!

  • Sarah January 8, 2019 (1:13 pm)

    I almost got hot this morning around 6:10 we had the green light and a big truck decided to turn and another big truck cut through the 711 to get to the street. And both trucks didn’t have turn signals to indicate what they where doing, this doesn’t surprise me a bit. I want my quite mornings back .

  • KM January 8, 2019 (2:38 pm)

    Right on Red? Red light running? Both major issues here.

  • SaraB January 8, 2019 (2:52 pm)

    Has there been prior discussion on WSB of the need for a left turn arrow on 35th and Alaska?  I always approach that intersection with extreme caution because there’s about a 50% chance someone is going to turn left right in front of you as you proceed straight through.  

    • ktrapp January 8, 2019 (3:40 pm)

      Sarab, I’m a bit confused by your question.  A left-turn light exists on 35th to Alaska.  You can see it in the photo turning yellow.  If people are turning left in front of you as you travel South on 35th, when you have a green light, they’re running a red light.  Or are you referencing a different direction?  I wouldn’t be too upset if they made the right turn from Alaska to 35th a “no turn on red” situation.  It can be difficult to see traffic coming up the hill, and I have had people shoot out from Alaska to 35th, not seeing the cars heading South.

    • KM January 8, 2019 (3:41 pm)

      Are you thinking of 35th and Avalon by chance?

  • sam-c January 8, 2019 (2:55 pm)

    Another WB bridge incident…..    at the curve :(

  • Elle Nell January 8, 2019 (11:25 pm)

    Slow down. It’s as simple as that. I don’t care what you think about how we drive here, the speed limits too slow, or what ever else people moving here think. Slow down and use your head!! 

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