2:28 PM: You’re going to want to avoid I-5 in the West Seattle Bridge vicinity for a while. There’s a big vehicle fire. The bridge exit to NB I-5 is closed. One texter says it’s a “tour bus.” More to come.
2:37 PM: Added a reader photo. SB I-5 is getting by but avoiding the area in its entirety remains your best bet.
2:55 PM: Per scanner, fire is “tapped” (out) and SFD is working to make it possible for a NB I-5 lane to be opened “as soon as possible.” No reports of injuries.
3:10 PM: One lane of NB I-5 is now open.
3:33 PM: Readers report SODO surface streets are jammed as a result.
3:50 PM: 2 lanes are open now but the backup remains major.
4:14 PM: We’ll keep this going as a PM traffic update given the residual problems from the bus fire. Note for Water Taxi riders: Question on Twitter leads us to note that the Spirit of Kingston seems to be running in place of Doc Maynard right now. We’re checking to see if that’s a TFN thing.
5:28 PM: I-5 update:
#Seattle update: We still have some work to do before we reopen the right lane of northbound I-5 at the W. Seattle Bridge. Crews have to complete this cleanup and will need one of our sweeper trucks to do so. It's on the way. pic.twitter.com/hz5gjesVGT
— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) January 26, 2019
5:55 PM: All lanes now open again.
6:06 PM: If you’re headed up via the south, note there’s a crash at Highland Park Way/Holden (thanks, MrsL).
6:12 PM: Metro says the Route 57 scheduled to head back this way about 15 minutes ago didn’t run.