TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: 3rd Monday AM watch, post-Viaduct

(SDOT MAP with travel times / WS-relevant traffic cams / Water Taxi schedule, other helpful info HERE)

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:

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!).

10 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: 3rd Monday AM watch, post-Viaduct"

  • Lisa January 28, 2019 (6:37 am)

    Your 6:30 am screengrab captured a car in the bus only lane. Too bad we can’t read the plate…

  • MJ January 28, 2019 (8:34 am)

    Another dry day, very helpful.  I expect more traffic with Federal employees going back to work.

  • Mike January 28, 2019 (9:13 am)

    Just a note to thank you, again, for your great coverage of West Seattle issues and events.  I don’t leave home in the morning without checking your traffic notes.

    • WSB January 28, 2019 (9:36 am)

      Glad to be helpful!

  • Why_cause January 28, 2019 (9:24 am)

    The work on Juneau has the street closed between 34th and 35th. (Not at 36th.)

    • WSB January 28, 2019 (9:31 am)

      Thanks for the update; we won’t be able to go look for another hour or so.

    • Why_cause January 28, 2019 (2:57 pm)

      Driving down 35th this afternoon, I saw that they had reopened the east side of Juneau and they have now closed the west side.

      • WSB January 28, 2019 (3:03 pm)

        Thanks. Neither side was closed when I passed by around 12:30 pm. We’ll see what tomorrow brings!

  • WS January 28, 2019 (10:29 am)

    Left Seaview at 6:10, the same time as the past two weeks, and got to Capitol Hill by 6:40, 10 minutes earlier than any other day during those two weeks.

  • Jann Trudell January 28, 2019 (2:12 pm)

    Is the Southbound into Seattle worse than usual? I’m coming in from Bellingham and usually leave around 4:30 am. Wonder if it should be earlier? The morning traffic reports that I’ve seen lately haven’t had much info for southbound traffic.ThanksJann

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