VETERANS DAY 2019: West Seattle info

(Bald Eagle at Terminal 5, photographed by David Hutchinson)

Good morning! No traffic watch today (cameras are here if you need them) because of the Veterans Day holiday. Here’s what you need to know – first, holiday changes:

Transportation
METRO BUSES: Reduced-weekday service
WATER TAXI: No service today
STATE FERRIES: Moment of silence at 11:11 am, POW-MIA flags all day
HIGHWAY 99 TUNNEL: First weekday of tolls
PARKING: In areas of the city that have paid street parking, it’s free today

Other services
SCHOOLS: Closed
CITY PARK FACILITIES: Closures are listed here
LIBRARIES: All closed, both city and county
USPS: Postal Service holiday

What’s happening today

MERCURY TRANSITING THE SUN: This semi-rare event, with Mercury visible crossing in front of the Sun – if you’re using proper viewing equipment – starts before Seattle sunrise, and continues until about 10 am. Seattle Astronomy plans a viewing event at Seacrest Park – yes, even if it’s cloudy, just in case there’s a sunbreak!. (1660 Harbor SW)

JUNCTION FLAGS: Help volunteers led by American Legion Post 160 put up The Junction’s flags at 9 am and/or take them down at 4 pm. Same meeting place for both. (California/Alaska, NE corner)

VETERANS HISTORY PROJECT WORKSHOP: 10 am-1 pm, learn to contribute to this project with oral histories, as explained here. Free workshop at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Georgetown Campus. (6737 Corson Ave. S.)

7 Replies to "VETERANS DAY 2019: West Seattle info"

  • Trickycoolj November 11, 2019 (7:22 am)

    No traffic report? 

  • WSEA November 11, 2019 (9:43 am)

    Traffic looked very light.  I guess a lot of people have Veterans day off or the sounders game was too much of party for some. 

  • ARPigeonPoint November 11, 2019 (10:35 am)

    Traffic was nonexistent, and I found myself envious of all y’all who have today off.Interestingly, there were cops standing at the intersections of 99/Dearborn/1st this morning.

    • WSB November 11, 2019 (10:56 am)

      We don’t usually do traffic watch on holidays (but, as linked above, our West Seattle-relevant collection of cameras is always available). Took the opportunity to schedule an early-morning off-peninsula appointment (back now) and can attest firsthand to the fact the bridge was a breeze, at least in the 7 am hour. – TR

  • Rich November 11, 2019 (4:42 pm)

    Perfect photo!

  • bolo November 11, 2019 (9:36 pm)

    Looks like there was no garbage pickup today.

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