TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday morning watch, with East Marginal crash

11:44 AM: A crash on East Marginal Way at Diagonal has led to a multi-hour closure, now stretching as far north as 99 at Royal Brougham. We don’t have details but this started a few hours ago.


6:03 AM Good morning!


Today’s forecast is breezy and rainy, with a high in the 40s.


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

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

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


681st morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras are still 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:

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? Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed; 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 roads/paths/water? Text or call us (when you can do so safely) – 206-293-6302.

7 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday morning watch, with East Marginal crash"

  • Driver February 3, 2022 (10:36 am)

    Any insights as to why the 1st ave bridge was opened at 9am, peak rush hour?  Any idea on the police and road closure of E Marginal Way/99 for a few blocks?

    • EasyPeasy February 3, 2022 (11:30 am)

      Easy on why they opened the bridge. Boat traffic has priority. Period.

    • WSB February 3, 2022 (11:38 am)

      East Marginal was a collision. Re: the bridge, as others pointed out, maritime traffic has priority.

    • WSB February 3, 2022 (11:43 am)

      Also sounds like the East Marginal Way closure isn’t over yet. I don’t have details but must be something major like a pole/line down. Will add above.

      • sam-c February 3, 2022 (3:07 pm)

        They were replacing power poles at E. Marginal & Diagonal at 12:20pm.    99 South was still closed at Royal Brougham and 99N still closed at Hudson at 2:30 pm.

  • Auntie February 3, 2022 (11:22 am)

    Maritime traffic has the right of way, 24/7. They don’t care if it’s “rush hour.”

  • EHinWS February 3, 2022 (11:28 am)

    The 1st Ave South Bridge almost always opens up around the 9-9:15am hour for boat traffic. I usually get caught in that traffic trying to head back into West Seattle from daycare drop off.  There was a crash that closed 99 N and S lanes by Diagonal because it knocked over some power poles so traffic was being re-routed. Not a fun Thursday morning…

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