TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Wednesday watch, including late-morning crashes

9:58 AM: Crash on West Marginal Way @ Dakota – police say one lane is open each way.

10:59 AM: Metro sent out an alert about delays because of a crash on SW Genesee east of Avalon; SFD log says there was a response on Genesee at 26th but it closed quickly. No injuries per police radio.

11:25 AM: Metro says Route 50 is still routed off SW Genesee. We don’t know the status of other traffic access. Meantime, SDOT says West Marginal is now clear.

1:07 PM: Metro says the road is back open so Route 50 is back to normal.


6:01 AM Good morning!


Today’s forecast again features a chance of rain or snow, which didn’t pan out Tuesday, but today is expected to be colder, with a high near 40.


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.


680th 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 (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. 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.

6 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Wednesday watch, including late-morning crashes"

  • Kris February 2, 2022 (8:52 am)

    Is there a female groundhog West Seattle could adopt for Groundhog Day. She could be named “WestSeattle Mae after Mae West? Her prediction today would be Spring is on it’s way. Some cheerful news . 

  • Mel February 2, 2022 (11:30 am)

    I hear the Genessee accident was a driver thinking they were smarter than a detour sign and colliding with road-work equipment. (The road work may be the reason for the bus reroute.) Not positive on that, but it’s the word I received from a friend on scene.

    • WSB February 2, 2022 (1:08 pm)

      No, Metro specifically attributed the collision and (as I’m about to add above) the road has reopened. There may be road work of some kind too – we aren’t able to go look right now.

  • Pdxmark February 2, 2022 (12:41 pm)

    As of 12:40pm Genesse is still closed at 26th ave 

    • sam-c February 2, 2022 (2:12 pm)

      They were placing power poles at that time.  (not sure if that was due to the collision or before it) 

  • Mj February 2, 2022 (5:35 pm)

    While riding the 57 home looking out the window, l noticed large video display screens in newer cars.  These screens are a distraction for drivers with too many overly distracted already. 

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