5:30 AM: Good morning! No incidents or alerts in our area so far.
5:45 AM: As previewed last night, this morning brings a “pop-up” edition of Bike Everywhere Day, including a “station” under the West Seattle Bridge, 6:30-9 am. … Weather’s dry this morning and looking that way for much of the final week ahead of Highway 99-less-ness.
6 AM: Things are picking up but still no incidents.
6:03 AM: Surface Spokane train alert:
If your commute takes you on Lower Spokane St, a train is blocking the roadway between East Marginal and 1st Ave S. The estimated clearance time per @BNSFRailway is 10 – 20 mins. #SeattleSqueeze pic.twitter.com/eWxSVhAQ61
— SDOT Traffic (@SDOTtraffic) January 25, 2019
6:13 AM: Train’s clear, per SDOT.
6:32 AM: High bridge is officially in morning-backup mode. And there’s a bit of trouble on NB I-5 north of the West Seattle Bridge, disabled vehicle blocking part of a lane by Dearborn.
6:55 AM: Courtesy of Seattle Council staff, the mentioned-earlier bicycle station under the bridge:
Among those expected to stop before morning’s end, Councilmember Lorena González, riding from her home in The Junction.
7:02 AM: Late bus alert for the south end, just sent by Metro: “Route 113 to Seattle due to leave Shorewood at 6:59 AM will operate more than 30 minutes late this morning.”
7:36 AM: Busy but quiet.
7:55 AM: City-provided photo from Councilmember González’s stop at the WSBC-and-friends station under the bridge:
8:01 AM: Aside from the high bridge, no West Seattle arterials in red (jam mode) on the city map right now. Just off the peninsula, 1st Ave. S. shows slower than 4th.
8:09 AM: Texter reports (THANK YOU!) that the low bridge was just open for a few minutes – but it’s not showing on Twitter (though this webcam framegrab verifies), so we’re asking SDOT if there’s a problem.
8:29 AM: Crash on the NB 1st Avenue S. Bridge, blocking one lane.
8:45 AM: That incident has cleared.
9:16 AM: Train blockage on lower Spokane Street per SDOT: “… blocked with a stopped train between E Marginal Way and 1st Ave S.”