7:59 AM: WS water taxi is back to regular schedule this morning – Vashon is canceled because of wind.


6:02 AM Good morning!


Rain and snow are in the forecast again, so be ready for anything.


Seattle Public Schools are scheduled to reopen today.


West Seattle and Vashon Water Taxi routes are sharing a boat today, as announced last night, because two boats need repairs – see the temporary schedule here.

Metro is back 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.


651st morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Many area traffic cams were still down as of early this morning – here are two we have right now:

The 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

South Park Bridge:

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 (when they’re working) 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: Tuesday notes"

  • Flivver January 4, 2022 (6:59 am)

    Is it just me or is there a LOT more driftwood and debris washed up on Alki beach? Also noticing a lot of dirt and debris on the boardwalk west of the bathhouse. Just seems more than normal.  

    • WSB January 4, 2022 (9:43 am)

      Not unusual with high tides, and as we reported a few days ago, today and tomorrow have the year’s highest predicted tides.

  • DumplingGirl January 4, 2022 (8:17 am)

    The school bus that usually stops out front (near High Point), to pick up kids never came this morning. These kids are being bussed because our local West Seattle Elementary is under construction. The parents & kids waited almost an hour out in the cold before giving up. I wonder how many kids missed school today because their bus didn’t come? Wouldn’t it be great if the district had a way to notify kids if their bus wasn’t going to make it so they could try to make other arrangements instead of standing out in the cold for an hour? I don’t have kids, but I do have a lot of anxiety on their behalf.

    • trickycoolj January 4, 2022 (10:03 am)

      For some reason 3 full sized Seattle buses got stuck in the traffic circle on my block yesterday in High Point one right after the other at 7:30am. Maybe they decided our roads were impassable even though they are now bare and wet. 

  • WSB January 4, 2022 (2:26 pm)

    The outage looked far more widespread. I’ve taken it to SDOT – and it looks like they’ve fixed it.

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