TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK, WEATHER: Tuesday morning, with wind trouble

ADDED 7:29 AM: Tree down on westbound Sylvan Way, according to texter. Also note that we’re under a Wind Advisory alert until 4 pm, with south winds gusting up to 45 mph.

7:43 AM: Tree cleared from road. Power outage reported in SE Admiral.

7:52 AM: Map shows it’s a 5300+-customer outage.

7:57 AM: Hope Lutheran School is closed. Holy Rosary is starting late. We will break this all out into a separate story shortly.

8:20 AM: Separate wind-related coverage now here.


6:04 AM: Good morning.


Today’s forecast: Windy and rainy.


As Ride in the Rain Challenge continues, today’s the day riders can stop at the Light Up Your Trip event under the bridge 7-9 am – food, lights, more.


596th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Here are views of other bridges and routes:

Low Bridge: No new trouble reported over the weekend. 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):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed is working again; 1st Ave. South Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

See all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also on this WSB page.


26th SW – Continuing southbound closure between Roxbury and Barton for RapidRide H Line prep work. Also, new work at 26th/Roxbury. This flyer has details.

Delridge Way – Trees for the medians have been arriving; SDOT says planting is expected later this month.


Regular Metro schedule, except for the rerouting in RapidRide H Line work zones, including 26th SW. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

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 continues on its modified schedule for this fall/winter (7 days but no weekend or off-peak shuttle buses). Note that the Water Taxi will NOT run on Thursday.

Trouble on the streets/paths/bridges/water? Please let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

15 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK, WEATHER: Tuesday morning, with wind trouble"

  • newnative November 9, 2021 (6:11 am)

    Per the link on the weather page, we have a gale warning in effect. I figured my iphone weather was very off because I can hear things flying in the wind outside. It’s super windy here in the Admiral district. 

  • Eddie November 9, 2021 (6:47 am)

    45mph gust at 6:18 am.

  • Christina Gosling November 9, 2021 (7:42 am)

    Power outages in parts of the junction 

  • Cjboffoli November 9, 2021 (7:45 am)

    Power has flickered off and on a few times in the last hour and is now off at the moment here in South Admiral.

  • JJ November 9, 2021 (7:47 am)

    Power is out at Fauntleroy and Edmunds.

  • CAM November 9, 2021 (7:59 am)

    Anyone else without internet in the Junction?

    • Fran November 9, 2021 (8:12 am)

      Just went on here to check the same thing, I’m in the junction. No internet, no power, nothing!

    • CAM November 9, 2021 (8:13 am)

      Finally got the map to load and it’s showing outages over all of West Seattle. 

    • JK November 9, 2021 (8:19 am)

      Yup, no power off of California and Hinds

  • Emily November 9, 2021 (8:03 am)

    Just reporting that my store Trader Joe’s on Fauntleroy has no power. We will be closed. Est time of restoration is 11 a.m. per Seattle City Lights. 

    • WSB November 9, 2021 (8:23 am)

      Thanks. Remember the restoration updates are ABSOLUTELY USELESS and so we don’t ever refer to them. Could be a lot sooner .. or later.

  • gamerkitty November 9, 2021 (8:07 am)

    Heard 4 transformers go boom around 7:40 near the Whole Foods.. Power went off and on 3 times before going out for good. Didn’t get to start my coffee pot yet, sad. 

  • WSB November 9, 2021 (8:22 am)

    We’ve now broken the wind/power/schools/etc. coverage into a separate story, so we’ll be updating there

  • Andee November 9, 2021 (8:24 am)

    No power @our home 3000 block of 37th SW

  • WasteContainers November 9, 2021 (10:01 am)

    Be sure to check your waste containers. On walk this am so many were knocked over and dumping onto sidewalk/street. Help out wm crew so they can pick it up.BTW – spu does not collect plastic bags or styrofoam in the recycling container. Goes in garbage or sign up with Ridwell and they will take care of it to avoid sending to landfill.

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