TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch; bridge crash

(SDOT MAP with travel times/ Is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE/ West Seattle-relevant traffic cams HERE)

6:55 AM: Good morning. We start with a crash blocking one lane EB and one WB from the Fauntleroy end of the bridge, around Nucor. Apparently no major injuries and a tow already has been ordered.

Two notes for later this week:

SUMMER FEST ROAD CLOSURES/BUS REROUTES: Tomorrow night (6-ish) through Sunday night, streets in the heart of The Junction will close so setup can start for West Seattle Summer Fest – SW Alaska between 42nd and 44th, California SW between SW Genesee and SW Edmunds (with SW Oregon remaining open for west-east traffic). Bus reroutes are now linked here.

HIGHWAY 99 WEEKEND WORK: If you will be using Highway 99 north of downtown this weekend, be aware of work on the Aurora Bridge.

7:26 AM: Per scanner, there’s a crash at 3rd SW/Olson.

7:30 AM: Per scanner, police are reopening all West Seattle Bridge lanes.

7:33 AM: Traffic camera confirms it.

7:35 AM: But now police have radioed that they’re checking out a “stalled vehicle” by the Delridge onramp.

7:48 AM: Updates – tows are on the way to the Olson scene; the vehicle having trouble will be escorted off the bridge by police so it can await a tow/assistance on 1st Ave. S.

2 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch; bridge crash"

  • workdowntown July 10, 2019 (7:00 am)

    Looks like both lanes westbound are closed…

  • Guilty commuter July 10, 2019 (9:34 am)

    Somewhat relatedly… There is a sign on the bridge (eastbound near exit to 99), that read “Alaskan Way Exit Closed” this morning (or, at least, that’s all I was able to read as I passed by). I almost took an alternative route, as it wouldn’t be entirely unreasonable for the Alaskan Way exit from 99 to be closed due to viaduct demolition…

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