UPDATE: Emergency response on 16th SW

10:41 AM: If you are trying to get around eastern West Seattle, beware myriad challenges today. Along with the Sylvan Way closure and work at Delridge and Trenton, right now Seattle Fire is blocking 16th SW in the 6000 block, dealing with a gas leak at or near South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), so avoid that area.

11:23 AM: We haven’t heard an update, but the incident log shows all three SFD units are still on scene.

11:31 AM: And now they’ve begun to wind down the response, though Puget Sound Energy is still on scene addressing the situation.

12:35 PM: Just went by to confirm – all clear, road open.

5 Replies to "UPDATE: Emergency response on 16th SW"

  • Tommy VanNess January 16, 2021 (10:48 am)

    West Seattle Blog is great!   My girlfriend just got stuck in some sort of backup on 16th, called me to see if I could check.  WSB already had an update on a broken gas line.  (I saw the construction crews earlier this morning when I drove by)  Thanks for the quick update WSB!!!!

  • Buddy January 16, 2021 (4:45 pm)

    How on earth are we supposed to drive around West Seattle with all of this construction? It’s madness and insane!  Its like we are trapped rats in a maze!

    • JT January 16, 2021 (5:33 pm)

      Might be time to scale back on the hyperbole. Plenty of us manage to get all kinds of places. 

      • Lisa January 16, 2021 (9:55 pm)

        JT – hyperbole would have been “no one can go anywhere.”

        I think you are the one exaggerating ;-)

      • Canton January 16, 2021 (10:19 pm)

        Is that really hyperbole? There are many routes that accessibility is decreasing. What is your mode of transportation? 

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