UPDATE: Sea-Tac Airport traffic backs up because of investigation

12:11 PM: Thanks to Jennifer for calling the WSB hotline to suggest readers who are airport-bound should know about a big problem at Sea-Tac – the lower arrivals drive is closed right now while a “suspicious package” is investigated. That’s led to a massive traffic backup. The airport advises via Twitter, “If you’re looking to use the lower arrivals drive, we encourage you to use the south entrance at S. 182nd St. Upper departures drive is open, but has heavy traffic.”

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12:38 PM: The lower arrivals drive has reopened. But keep in mind that traffic backups take a while to dissipate.

2 Replies to "UPDATE: Sea-Tac Airport traffic backs up because of investigation"

  • Bob G August 12, 2021 (11:03 am)

    Traffic is horrible on the arrival/departure levels when there isn’t an investigation. 

    • WSB August 12, 2021 (11:39 am)

      We dropped somebody off hours later and it wasn’t bad at all. That aside, the reason we published this is that people were pointing out it was SO bad, people were getting out of their cars on the road in, That was pretty bad.

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