What you should know on this West Seattle Saturday

Photographed by David Hutchinson at Don Armeni Boat Ramp, that’s a “young harbor seal (nicknamed ‘Tubby’ for his good body weight) that Seal Sitters has been monitoring recently, seen cruising along the shoreline of Elliott Bay. Tubby would be one of last year’s ‘pups,’ born in the summer so would be approximately 6 or 7 months old. Harbor seals spend only 4 – 6 weeks with their mothers before having to face life on their own.” Here on shore, here’s what you should know about today:

ROAD CLOSURE: Sylvan Way is scheduled for closure 7:30 am-5 pm today and tomorrow while Seattle Public Utilities works on a drainage project. Metro Route 128 will be rerouted (info here). If you’re driving, the next direct route between 35th and Delridge is SW Holden.

JUNCTION PAID PARKING: This is the second day you’ll have to pay in what had been the four free West Seattle Junction lots (just south of SW Oregon off 44th and 42nd, on the southeast corner of 42nd and Alaska, and off 44th just north of Edmunds). You can use the new machines or pay by phone.

LOW BRIDGE TICKETING: This is the first weekend since the enforcement cameras were turned on for the Low Bridge, with $75 tickets for unauthorized low-bridge users between 5 am and 9 pm, 7 days a week – revisit the rules here.

STORY STONE CONTEST #2: The next Save The Stone Cottage contest is today – on Twitter:

CURBSIDE LIBRARY SERVICE: Curbside pickup is available at High Point’s Seattle Public Library branch noon-6 pm Saturdays. (3411 SW Raymond)

(Thursday night sunset, photographed by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

SUNSET: 4:46 pm.

8 Replies to "What you should know on this West Seattle Saturday"

  • Martin Crowley January 16, 2021 (8:54 am)

    The bottom of Sylvan is blocked at the side entrance to Home Depot. Not at the corner. Cars are being forced to turn around at HD.

  • SeaSpade January 16, 2021 (9:54 am)

    Can you at least get into HD from Sylvan, or do you need take Delridge? (Despise driving on that right now due to the contruction and have to make a run today).

    • WSB January 16, 2021 (10:23 am)

      In case someone who’s been through there doesn’t answer soon, we’ll be going to look shortly. Warning that someone has mentioned to us on Twitter that if you’re coming from the south, Delridge and Trenton is bollixed by work. I may have to approach the REALLY long way.

    • Katie January 16, 2021 (10:27 am)

      No.  Sylvan is closed both ways between Home Depot and the cemetery. 

  • Lisa January 16, 2021 (12:54 pm)

    I’m curious. Are we going to see how many tickets are being given. I’ve seen less cars since the ticketing has started. 

    • WSB January 16, 2021 (1:41 pm)

      SDOT says that data will be available in a few weeks.

  • kim January 16, 2021 (2:38 pm)

    Thank you for the photo of the seal pup!  What a great face for a morning wake-up!

  • HS January 16, 2021 (3:31 pm)

    The beignets at today’s Jet City Pop-up were absolutely delicious!

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