7:54 AM: Thanks for the tip. A downed tree is causing trouble on W. Marginal approaching the onramp for the 1st Av S Bridge.


6:07 AM Good morning!


More intermittently rainy weather – breezy – high in the 40s.


Emergency training – potentially including “fake smoke” – will be happening on the high bridge the next two mornings, as noted here.


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.


625th 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):

Are movable bridges opening for vessels? The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed can tell you; 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.

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

3 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Wednesday watch"

  • WS Taxpayer December 8, 2021 (8:31 am)

    WS Blog – the newly installed traffic light on w. marginal – that was a surprise yesterday evening – had the traffic backed up all the way to the 6 way intersection.  what is being done to improve the signaling.  This morning it turned red with nobody around?  

  • Blbl December 8, 2021 (9:09 am)

    I don’t think it was the light’s fault today. I got stuck behind a car that was crushed by a falling tree on the on-ramp to the 1st Ave bridge. No movement for at least 40 minutes until I drove over a barrier to get out. Very surprised I couldn’t find any information about it anywhere. WashDot traffic Twitter just called it a collision blocking the on ramp. I hope the driver is ok. A doctor’s appointment missed and yet another day I regret trying to join the rest of society off the island. 

  • Tip December 8, 2021 (11:11 pm)

    Hopefully with the new crossing light at the cultural center, they can eliminate those useless parking spaces that cause a traffic pinch. The light should facilitate safe crossing. I hope they get it timed/programed so traffic flows well. 

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