TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Crash closes West Marginal Way SW

5:51 PM: SDOT reports West Marginal Way SW is closed both ways in the 4500 block – that’s north of the Duwamish Longhouse – because of a crash. No major injuries are reported but apparently a pole was hit.

6:58 PM: SDOT says the road has reopened.

7:55 PM: Readers say via text and comment that it’s still closed. So for now best to avoid the area.

6 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Crash closes West Marginal Way SW"

  • joan September 29, 2019 (7:51 pm)

    as if 7:50 still blocked both directions. 

    • WSB September 29, 2019 (7:55 pm)

      Somebody texted that too. Will add a caveat.

  • Irene Stupka September 29, 2019 (9:53 pm)

    Still closed now 9:52pm Sept 29

    • WSB September 29, 2019 (10:09 pm)

      Thanks for the update. We called SDOT’s attention to the discrepancy via Twitter but they still haven’t corrected it…

  • BJG September 29, 2019 (11:09 pm)

    Just tried it again before 11pm on way from airport. It’s closed and the pole is still leaning. Oddly, the “closed” signs are only at the work scene, no warning at the Highland Park Dr. or Spokane St. entrances. Wasted a lot of time backtracking.

  • WS Res September 30, 2019 (10:31 am)

    BJG, had the same issue at the exact same time.  I was in a taxi and it cost me more money because we had to back track due to zero warning.  So frustrating.  This was at 11pm.

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