West Seattle, Washington
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Visit the South Park Library website for an online video by Amaranta Sandys showing how to make a craft for Day of the Dead; you can also go to the library in person for a free kit while supplies last. The branch is open 1 pm-8 pm today at 8604 8th Ave. S.
SKELETON THEATRE: One more night to see this year’s live animatronic show, 6 pm-9 pm at 36th/Hanford, or watch it online at skeletontheatre.com.
LAST DAY TO APPLY: Interested in being on the Community Advisory Group for West Seattle (and Ballard) light rail? 5 pm today is the (extended) deadline to apply – our previous story explains how.
9:01 AM: Thanks for the tip. If you’ve been trying to call a Seattle Public Schools number in West Seattle/South Park but can’t get through, there’s apparently a phone-system outage. That’s the word from one local school. We’re checking with district headquarters to try to find out more.
11:35 AM: District spokesperson Tim Robinson tells WSB that the problem is a “network outage” affecting “some south-end schools” and that it’s being worked on.
7:11 AM; Per commenter and texter, 8th/Roxbury light is flashing.
11:35 AM: The light is repaired (we just verified by driving through the intersection). SDOT tells WSB it was fixed yesterday but broke again – “Our signal crews visited the site yesterday to fix the signal, but it returned to flashing again after the crew left. So we returned to the site this morning to replace some of the equipment and get it working again.”
6:07 AM: Good morning and welcome to November!
Today’s forecast suggests rain might return by tonight.
BRIDGES AND DETOUR ROUTES
590th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:
Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain in use; restrictions are in effect 5 am-9 pm daily – except weekends; the bridge is open to all until 8 am Saturday and Sunday mornings. (Access applications are available here for some categories of drivers.)
The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):
South Park Bridge:
West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:
Highland Park Way/Holden:
The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):
26th SW – Ongoing closure between Roxbury and Barton for RapidRide H Line prep work. Also, new work at 26th/Roxbury could start as soon as today. This flyer has full details.
BUSES, WATER TAXI, FERRIES
For ferries and Water Taxi: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi continurs on its new schedule (no weekend or off-peak shuttle buses).
Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.