TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Monday watch, featuring pothole alert

6:02 AM Good morning!


Rain returns, according to the forecast.


West Seattle and Vashon Water Taxi routes are on their regular schedules.

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

Ferries: WSF continues a two-boat schedule on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run. Check here for alerts/updates.


657th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. As of early today, SDOT cameras were down again, but this WSDOT camera is working:

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

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


Road ruts have worsened since the recent snow, ice, and record rainfall. Cathy emailed last night to warn, “There are at least two major potholes between Morgan and Dawson on 35th that are causing major issues for vehicles. Several flat tires, according to the team at Les Schwab tires … all due to potholes on 35th. Need the city to please intervene and fix these dangerous potholes!!!” We also received notes about the potholes on 106th east of 35th and the previously mentioned Sylvan Way potholes – here’s another photo of those, sent by A.L.:

We also noted some serious ruts on eastbound Fauntleroy just west of Avalon over the weekend. Here’s our story from last week on how to report them (and how to check first if they’ve already been reported).

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

10 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Monday watch, featuring pothole alert"

  • CarDriver January 10, 2022 (6:54 am)

    WSB. Has SDOT said what the root cause of the malfunctioning cameras is? Are they actually working on a permanent fix?

    • John January 10, 2022 (3:13 pm)

      It seems really bizarre and random when they go out too

  • 935 January 10, 2022 (9:27 am)

    Roads impassable due to snow. Fail

    Destroyed by freeze/thaw. Fail

    Where are our transportation dollars going?

    Cue Jort….

  • George T. January 10, 2022 (10:12 am)

    The city’s pothole patrol truck is working its way southbound along 35th. Currently just past Camp Long as of 10:00 a.m.

    • WSB January 10, 2022 (10:47 am)

      Good to hear – thanks for the sighting report.

    • Jim January 10, 2022 (3:13 pm)

      It’s about time they scrape these roads and start over again. They need to do better than just a pothole truck

  • brizone January 10, 2022 (11:13 am)

    Keep reporting new holes folks.  It they keep seeing high numbers in WS, they’ll show up that much quicker. Do it online or in the app

  • Jort January 10, 2022 (1:13 pm)

    Another great tip for avoiding pothole damage is to drive slowly and carefully, perhaps even somewhere around the posted maximum speed limit, instead of 40 miles per hour. The faster you are going, the more damage you will be doing to your personal vehicle.

  • WS Neighbor January 10, 2022 (1:53 pm)

    Thanks to Brizone for the pothole reporting links!  The sooner the potholes are fixed the less the city will have to pay out to folks for damage to their cars!   A good friend had her wheel ruined and stuck in the huge, deep Westwood Post Office pothole that has been reported over and over and over for months, so she had to submit a claim for several hundred dollars – for avoidable damage if the pothole had been repaired in a timely manner. 

    • WSB January 10, 2022 (2:01 pm)

      Just one note, the post office pothole would not be on a city street (unless it’s outside the PO lot?) and the reporting links (our story from last week is linked in this story) would not apply. That would be either Post Office or Westwood Village property. – TR

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