READER REPORTS: Early-morning trouble on the roads, roadside

Thanks for the updates from the early-morning hours:

That photo is from Kathleen, who says the midsize Seattle Fire callout at 16th/Cambridge just after 5 am was for an RV fire. No medic unit dispatched, which indicates no major injuries, but we are checking with SFD.

From Ann:

3 cars were involved in an accident on the 3000 block of SW Andover last night / early morning 4 AM -ish. The black Kia crashed through a residential fence.

Same Kia is completely blocking the sidewalk. SPD said tow trucks won’t / can’t come until conditions are better so sidewalk is completely blocked for now.

Another great grea example of why steep streets get closed under icy conditions and why it’s a good idea to heed the signs.

No SFD dispatch with this one, which indicates no injuries reported.

6 Replies to "READER REPORTS: Early-morning trouble on the roads, roadside"

  • jim January 1, 2022 (1:04 pm)

    Apparently people have never heard of these things called tire chains.

  • Empm January 1, 2022 (2:18 pm)

    Aftermath of the RV fire. This has been a trouble spot for several years now. Glad no one was injured. 

    • sad January 1, 2022 (5:07 pm)

      So sad to see.  There’s a disabled woman that’s been living there.  I’m so devastated for her loss on top of everything else she’s been through.  

      • Empm January 1, 2022 (5:23 pm)

        It appeared in the last few days that she wasn’t staying there. Hoping she found some warm accommodations during the cold weather. 

  • Eddie January 1, 2022 (4:00 pm)

    I saw someone state that the road closed signs were suggestions rather than rules or law. What a crock. That’s half the problem with our society today. The other half is people too self absorbed to think that the actual rules or laws don’t apply to them.

    • Auntie January 1, 2022 (6:06 pm)

      It’s the same thing every time it snows. People think they invincible because they have a four-wheel drive vehicle. Ice cares not about your four-wheel drive. Those same people probably try to drive on flooded roads when they are closed, too. Yikes!

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