One more traffic note: Vice presidential visit (updated)

4:02 PM: While we’re talking traffic, you’ve probably heard that Vice President Kamala Harris is headed to Seattle. Citywide media says she’s leaving Albuquerque and heading here; listed flight-duration times suggest an arrival after 6:30 pm. Her destination airport is reported to be nearby Boeing Field. Depending on where she goes from there, if you’re driving at that time, you might encounter temporary freeway shutdowns for her motorcade. She’s due to have at least one public and one private event tomorrow; any information that becomes available in advance, we’ll add here and include in our traffic-info roundup tomorrow.

4:49 PM: The vice president is reported to have left Albuquerque around 4:30, so her arrival here will probably be closer to 7:30.

6:32 PM: She’s actually just arrived. (And the I-5 traffic cameras have all been taken offline.)

8:07 PM: According to the NW Progressive Institute via Twitter, “Tomorrow Harris has two announced events: an appearance with U.S. Sen. Patty] Murray at Lumen Field to highlight investments in clean school buses and another appearance with Murray at a fundraising event (Showbox Market). The VP will then depart Seattle around 1:50 PM Pacific, before the rush.”

10 Replies to "One more traffic note: Vice presidential visit (updated)"

  • Nitro October 25, 2022 (6:14 pm)

    Will she get to see the homeless tent encampments and the broken/boarded up/graffiti covered buildings?  Or will she be whisked to some private donors lovely multimillion home to rub elbows for donations? We need our leaders to SEE what life is really like. It may look ugly, but they’ve got to see what is happening and not be routed around or away from it.  I see she has one public event. I’m sure it will be in a positive environment to tout some great success. I’d be more impressed if she spent time looking and experiencing the hard things that are happening. 

    • Gay October 25, 2022 (7:32 pm)

      OMG.  VP Harris knows and sees what is going on.  You’re being ridiculous.   Sure it would be nice if she got her boots on and did what you so desire.  But then, you would just call it a photo op.  So stop.  You know things don’t work that way. 

  • WSRes October 25, 2022 (6:33 pm)

    She’s as far away as possible from the US southern border. Perfect. Wasn’t that her responsibility to address? 

    • shotinthefoot October 26, 2022 (2:47 pm)

      @wsres – wow, wasn’t aware that was her ONLY job. Do you even know why she’s here today? I’d imagine you don’t, but that sure doesn’t stop you from parroting your trumpy opinions. Hint: it’s about electric school busses. I am sure you and your ilk hate that, too. 

  • Jeff October 25, 2022 (6:41 pm)

    Lots of high minded complaints, but let’s be honest the only reason national level politicians EVER come to the Seattle area is to collect cash from true believers.   Obama spoke in Seattle, Bush spoke on the Eastside.   $10k a plate, pay up.  The state is simply not in play from an actual votes perspective. 

    • smoosh October 26, 2022 (3:42 am)

      It seems they are coming now out of fear that Smiley might catch on.  It is crazy that righties think Democrats need to see the tent cities to care or do something about it.  While I vote as left as I can people like Murray and Harris are only ever so slightly less beholden to all of our rich overlords than right wing politicians.  But lets keep yelling at each other on local blogs and newspapers until the rich and their puppets realize we need to be tended to in a meaningful way. LOL.

  • Busrider October 25, 2022 (7:44 pm)

    Welcome to Seattle Vice President Kamala Harris!

  • Mike October 25, 2022 (8:51 pm)

    Holy waste of tax payer dollars.

  • 937 October 26, 2022 (1:23 am)

    Garbage visit.

    For what? several hundreds of thousands of funds raised? Why.

    Meanwhile your life’s essence is stolen from you – for what? Your rulers (who should be civil servants) live in luxury.

    The system is upside down.

    0122 – 10/26

    (they are no better than you)

  • Kristin LeClaire October 26, 2022 (1:40 pm)

     I just wanna kno if she’s gone yet? It took me 2 hours to get to my office today. usually takes about 35 minutes. Downtown traffic was/is a nightmare! Could not even get to my parking garage! UGH. I’ll be glad when this election is OVER.

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