6:03 AM Good morning!


Rain at times – high in the 40s.


Emergency training is planned on the high bridge again this morning, as noted here.


If you see snowplows out today, no, it’s not because there’s snow in the forecast; SDOT says it “will hold a snowplow training exercise to test equipment and ensure that snowplow drivers are familiar with their routes.”


Metro is on its regular weekday schedule. Watch @kcmetrobus for word of trip cancellations.

Ferries and Water Taxi: WSF is still running a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates. The Water Taxi is on its regular schedule.


626th morning without the West Seattle Bridge (monthly briefing today). 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):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed can tell you; 1st Ave. S. Bridge openings are also tweeted on @wsdot_traffic.

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

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

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday notes"

  • Just wondering December 9, 2021 (8:45 am)

    In the early 1960’s the mayor of Seattle was Dorm Braman.  He was asked what was Seattle’s plan for snow removal in the winter.  His reply was “Spring”!

  • Gill & Alex December 9, 2021 (9:27 am)

    Good rainless morning all.  Can anyone tell us why the camera usually available here from the WSB “See all local traffic cams here” are not working?  Heard on the news last night that thieves had been taking copper from traffic control boxes .  Related?  Just wondering as we use that site in the early morning before WSB has “TRAFFIC…” posted.  After that we rely on it for the SR99/Michigan St. view of the traffic.

    • WSB December 9, 2021 (9:54 am)

      SDOT has been having technical trouble off and on with the icons showing, and they are aware (had an exchange with them just yesterday). The cameras are all still up, as shown on our ongoing TRAFFIC page, but if you need another one, you can access them all by going to the SDOT page that’s linked and clicking the thin gray bar at upper left that says MAP CONTROLS, then choose a camera list – you can open cameras one by one from there.

      • WSB December 9, 2021 (12:07 pm)

        And an update, fixed again.

  • Gill & Alex December 9, 2021 (12:49 pm)

    WSB, Thank you for the update.  The cameras are back!

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