TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Welcome to Wednesday

7:06 AM: Getting from the 1st Av S Bridge to I-5 is impeded by what SPD described as “driver of a vehicle crashed into a building, causing the building to catch fire.” Blocking all lanes of Michigan between 4th and Corson.

7:53 AM: The fire is out and the driver has been taken to Harborview, but the scene isn’t likely to clear for some time.

9:20 AM: All lanes of Michigan have reopened.


6:03 AM: Good morning; welcome to Wednesday, June 29th.


Today’s forecast sounds a lot like yesterday – cloudy, chance of showers, high in the mid-60s to low 70s (Tuesday’s high was 65, 26 degrees down from one day earlier).


Metro buses are on their regular weekday schedule; watch @kcmetroalerts for word of reroutes/trip cancellations.

The West Seattle Water Taxi is on its regular schedule. (Here’s the schedule it’ll run on the Fourth of July next Monday.)

Ferries: WSF continues on the two-boat schedule for Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth – and WSF says that probably won’t change for many months. Check here for alerts/updates.


829th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

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 (one of four recently installed cameras!):

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Are movable city bridges opening for vessels? Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed; 1st Ave. S. Bridge openings are 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.

9 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Welcome to Wednesday"

  • K June 29, 2022 (6:52 am)

    The first avenue bridge camera seems to be showing an emergency response.  Is that a big thing?

  • KayK June 29, 2022 (7:09 am)

    Sure a lot of emergency response down on the S Michigan St section of the cameras-we heard a bunch headed down through Highland Park just now.

    • WSB June 29, 2022 (7:14 am)

      Just updated above.

  • Lola June 29, 2022 (7:32 am)

    I come Corson to get to work.  They are diverting traffic from the Michigan St. Exit onto Corson and having you take E-Marginal to get over to the 1st Ave. Bridge.  It is probably just as big of a mess over on the 1st Ave side with people trying to get over to I-5.  Plan accordingly. I came thru about 6:50. 

  • waikikigirl June 29, 2022 (8:58 am)

    Does anyone know which building was hit/on fire? 

    • WSB June 29, 2022 (9:29 am)

      The address on the SFD 911 log is 717 S. Michigan. However, as we often note, the logged address isn’t always the fire address, though in this case it’s in all caps, which means it’s been updated since the call first was dispatched, and that indicates a higher chance it’s accurate.

    • ada June 29, 2022 (9:45 am)

      Pretty sure it is the Seattle Seafood Center. The Seattle Times has pictures and you can see the “fresh crab sold here” orange banner

  • James June 29, 2022 (10:24 am)

    It was the Crab store that was hit. Hope it doesn’t affect business too much. 

  • Bus rider June 29, 2022 (5:05 pm)

    Bus stalled on lower bridge. Route 120 at 5:00

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