UPDATE: Truck crash followed by fuel leak on Harbor Island; low bridge affected

(Added: SDOT camera image)

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.”

11 Replies to "UPDATE: Truck crash followed by fuel leak on Harbor Island; low bridge affected"

  • Bicycle commuter July 29, 2020 (2:37 pm)

    Any word on bicycle traffic? Low bridge is my route! Is it closed for bicycles??

    • WSB July 29, 2020 (2:58 pm)

      I haven’t heard that they are letting anyone through the scene

  • Sf July 29, 2020 (3:04 pm)

    Omg!How will all the folks who don’t think rules apply to them handle this diversion!

  • Peter S. July 29, 2020 (3:04 pm)

    Glad SFD contained it so quickly.  Anything bigger will likely cause a longer closure which would suck for the folks who are currently permitted to use the low bridge.  That includes bicycles AND buses. Oh, and the cheaters too :(    

  • AN July 29, 2020 (3:07 pm)

    C line was heading south bound on W Marginal Way 

  • YES2WS July 29, 2020 (3:26 pm)

    Good luck to you, Bicycle Commuter;  seriously! It’s bad enough navigating way south by car. An unexpected closure to a bicyclist who’s on the other side of the bridge and just wants to get home makes it glaringly obvious that the city is ill-equipped to handle this bridge closure.

  • JB July 29, 2020 (3:31 pm)

    I understand the concern about cheaters but this would impact those of us that go the “right way” by adding even more traffic to an already horrific commute…..

  • Pigeon Point RN July 29, 2020 (3:43 pm)

    My husband is currently on a 120 that got lost trying to figure out how to get to West Marginal Way and is stuck on a dead end street somewhere in Burien.

    • flimflam July 29, 2020 (7:38 pm)

      oh jeez…hope he makes it home for dinner!

  • M July 29, 2020 (3:57 pm)

    I biked through at 2:45 with no issue.

  • Eddie July 29, 2020 (4:46 pm)

    There had been a westbound semi that looked like he tried to merge right-onto the bike trail right about the east side of the fish pier bridge. The truck was clear north of the road and nearly across the bike path. Fire xept was there. This was back around 2:15ish.

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