8:32 AM: The East Marginal crash that backed up the 1st Ave. S. Bridge is clear per SDOT but the residual backup is likely to take a while to ease.


6:03 AM: Good morning. It’s Thursday, April 7th.


If the forecast bears out, today could be a summer preview – sunny with a high that could reach the 70s.


*We don’t have a status update on the 48th/Brandon sewer work, so be aware you might encounter a slowdown in that area.

*Highway 99 tunnel has its monthly maintenance closure Friday night.


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

Water Taxi‘s on its regular schedule. Shuttle service is now serving all runs.

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


745th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Meantime, SDOT traffic-camera images are back.

Low Bridge: Automated enforcement cameras remain 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.)

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 by @wsdot_traffic.

All city traffic cams can be seen here; West Seattle and vicinity-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.

27 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday notes"

  • Steph April 7, 2022 (6:46 am)

    Traffic horrible this morning. I guess there was an earlier accident on 1st Ave bridge. Things really backed up. 

  • K April 7, 2022 (7:07 am)

    It’s awful out here. Anyone who can wfh should. It’s going to take me 55 minutes to get to Beacon Hill. 🤦🏽‍♀️

  • M April 7, 2022 (7:21 am)

    Getting out over the 1at Ave S Bridge is so awful. Stay home! 

  • TJ April 7, 2022 (7:33 am)

    Traffic is a nightmare. Highland Park Way is backed up past the top of the hill. It’s taken a half hour to get just over half way down. Sounds like there is a semi truck accident blocking lanes on north 99 just past the 1st Avenue bridge  

  • TM April 7, 2022 (7:46 am)

    Olson is nearly a standstill from 8th & Roxbury

  • revilo April 7, 2022 (8:22 am)

    great traffic report today

  • WCB April 7, 2022 (8:24 am)

    Any idea what’s going on with traffic? (Way worse than usual). Rumor of an overturned semi on 1st Ave Bridge, but can’t find any info online. Bus was an hour late. 

  • Tayne April 7, 2022 (8:28 am)

    Does anyone know what happened at the intersection between marginal and 99? Hell of a time and location to pull us down to one lane..

    • WSB April 7, 2022 (8:34 am)

      Crash, clear now.

      • WestSeattleSteve April 7, 2022 (4:54 pm)

        18 wheeler rolled over. It was already bad at 6AM when I went through.

  • C.L April 7, 2022 (8:36 am)

    Traffic is heavier on Roxbury to 509. Wondering what’s going on. 

    • WSB April 7, 2022 (8:43 am)

      Likely still residual backup from the East Marginal crash that backed up the 1st Ave. S. Bridge.

  • Foop April 7, 2022 (8:42 am)

    Took the bus, had no issues today!

  • Ashley April 7, 2022 (8:57 am)

    There’s an SUV stopped on the bridge in the right lane going northbound. No traffic after passing it. 

  • Lola April 7, 2022 (9:06 am)

    Traffic was snarled everywhere due to the 1st Ave. Accident.  It even backed up the So. Park Bridge.  Everyone to my work was late this morning and said it was brutal out there.  I think there was even an accident by Michigan St. off I-5 at the same time.  Co-Workers were coming in cussing about it.  Stay safe. Lets hope tonight’s commute goes better. 

  • jamjets April 7, 2022 (9:11 am)

    2 hours Target to SouthPark Bridge. Not a good day for a doctor’s appointment 

  • Lynda B April 7, 2022 (9:26 am)

    I heard it on Kiro radio  atouns 645 am and made a beeline for Roxbury from Highland Park but alas I was still on Olsen trying to make it to South Park like everyone else.  After not getting the intersection for two cycles I went to 518 to get onto I-5.  Should have taken their advice sooner.  Only 2hrs to UW.  Yay!

  • JT April 7, 2022 (9:28 am)

    I just spent an hour on a normal 15 minute commute from Burien area to W Marginal way. You know what would help so much on days like this? If all you self-entitled jerks would quit blocking the intersections! If the light turns yellow and no one in front of you is moving, stay put and wait.  What gives you the right to impact others because you forgot/ignored Driving 101?  Don’t block the intersections!

  • trickycoolj April 7, 2022 (9:32 am)

    SO reported 1hr17min from High Point to Harbor Island. It might have been faster to walk. About to see how long it takes to get to Georgetown already missed a significant in person meeting waiting out this mess. 

  • Stuck April 7, 2022 (9:49 am)

    There’s a car stalled on highland park in the downhill, backed up lane. That doesn’t help. 

  • George April 7, 2022 (10:02 am)

    OMG Where is traffic control on days like this?????

  • CAM April 7, 2022 (12:19 pm)

    Took over 1.5 hours to get from the junction to pioneer square (only 10 minutes though after crossing the bridge) leaving just before 9:30 today. Would have been worse but I was the last car to get across the bridge before it went up again. My fellow drivers were absolutely horrible and inconsiderate jerks who thought their time was way more important than everyone else’s. 

  • ND April 7, 2022 (1:17 pm)

    Is there  new construction on 8th and East Marginal Way.  Is this effecting traffic also?  If so can we request a pause until the Bridge is back up?  My nearly 2 hour commute this  morning was a nightmare also! (Alki to UW)  The line cutters were out in force and one caused a fender bender accident in front of me.  The bridge can not come back soon enough!

  • Reed April 7, 2022 (5:04 pm)

    35 minutes from North Admiral to SLU, leaving at 8:15 this morning. Not sure what all the fuss is about.

  • Julie April 7, 2022 (7:09 pm)

    Glad you missed the absolute parking lot on Roxbury and made it to where you needed to be on time. Many of us didn’t.  

    • CAM April 7, 2022 (9:07 pm)

      I will bet that Reed’s point is that they took the more efficient option today and did not drive themself.

      • Reed April 8, 2022 (3:04 am)


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