2:26 PM: A big Seattle Fire response was just dispatched to handle a fuel leak on Harbor Island, and radio communication indicates low-bridge access will be closed, at the 5-way intersection on the west side, East Marginal/Spokane on the east side. Updates to come.
2:32 PM: SFD reports the leak “is contained.” Whatever leaked, it was onto the roadway; responders are checking to see if any got into the river.
3 PM: Still closed. We’re heering from some bus riders who are stuck waiting to get across.
3:08 PM: Per radio communication, they’re getting ready to let some westbound traffic through.
3:30 PM: SDOT says eastbound traffic is also now being allowed through.
7:06 PM: We followed up with SFD on the incident’s cause.Spokesperson David Cuerpo tells WSB, “Crews initially responded to the scene to treat the driver of a semi-truck from an earlier single-vehicle collision near the 1000 and 1100 block of SW Spokane St. The driver was treated for minor injuries and did not require transportation to a hospital. As the semi was moving away from the area, firefighters on scene noticed a fuel leak from the semi and upgraded the response to request the Seattle Fire HAZMAT team. Crews secured the diesel leak and requested SDOT to the scene for clean-up of fuel.”