5:30 AM: Good morning! No incidents or alerts so far this last Monday of January.
5:35 AM: If you’re waiting for the C Line, you might have a bit of a delay. Per radio communication, a bus is stopped at California/Fauntleroy awaiting police to assist with an “intoxicated male” who is refusing to disembark.
5:41 AM: Situation resolved before police arrived.
6 AM: Bridge getting busy but flowing relatively well.
6:13 AM: Still incident-free. Even regionally, fairly quiet. Check these three West Seattle road-work notes if you haven’t already.
6:20 AM: East Marginal Way and Alaska (map), 2-car crash, with SFD medics en route.
6:30 AM: That’s cleared. Meantime, it’s bridge-slowdown time.
6:55 AM: Still nothing unusual; the high bridge is the only West Seattle arterial mapping in yellow or red right now.
7:10 AM: If you’re heading for I-5 NB into downtown, note there’s a lane blocked by a stalled van in the Seneca/Yesler vicinity.
7:15 AM: That’s cleared. New problem – south of the bridge, crash reported at 4th Ave. S./Dawson (map).
7:28 AM: For those reporting trouble with Ride2, Metro just tweeted this:
Good news for Ride2 #WestSeattle. Customers can update their #Ride2 Transit app & see improved Pick Up and ETA time info. Your feedback helped us work with our vendor on these & upcoming improvements. Thanks for riding to & from Alaska Junction & the Water Taxi!⛴
— King County Metro🚏🚎⛴ (@kcmetrobus) January 28, 2019
7:51 AM: Bridge full. Sun’s out.
8:10 AM: Low bridge might not be the best way to go right now – SDOT has turned the camera eastward from the east end of the bridge and it’s looking sluggish.
8:30 AM: Still looking reasonable out there.
8:46 AM: Thanks to the reader who reported this on the east side of the challenging-even-without-road-work Holden/Highland Park Way intersection, photo included:
8:58 AM: Headed out to start covering the day’s news. If you see/hear something big, our 24/7 hotline is 206-293-6302 (when you can call/text safely/legally – after you get where you’re going, if you’re not a passenger – thanks!).