WEATHER, SCHOOLS, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: Thursday morning/midday updates

(Latest ‘live’ view from California/Admiral SDOT camera)

Good morning. It’s Thursday, December 1st. Icy (and then snowy) weather has led to some changes this morning. (Anything to add? Text/call 206-293-6302)

Several schools and neighboring districts are starting late, as announced last night and this morning. See the updated list here. (6:36 am update: Updated on the list but also FYI, Vashon Island SD has now changed to “all schools closed.”)


The Winter Weather Advisory is still in effect through 4 pm, warning that more snow is possible throughout the day (6:19 am, light snow is falling now) but so far the main challenge is ice. (7 am: Cars are coated in snow up here.) (7:53 am: Mostly stopped for now.)


Metro buses are on regular routes and schedules in our area but snow routes in the service’s East Region; watch @kcmetroalerts for trip cancellations/reroute alerts, and here for weather-related changes.

-The West Seattle Water Taxi is back to its full schedule. (6:51 AM UPDATE: West Seattle run now out of service – mechanical problem with Spirit of Kingston. 7:23 AM UPDATE: Metro expects WSWT service to resume with 7:40 am run from downtown to WS.) (12:30 pm note: A short-term “staffing shortage” has the WSWT canceling one more round trip today: “Thurs. Dec. 1, 12:30 & 1:00pm Water Taxi departures canceled due to temporary staffing constraints. Regular service resumes with the 1:30 p.m. departure from downtown and the 2:00 p.m. departure from West Seattle.”)

-WSF’s Triangle Route is back to 2 boats – check here for alerts/updates.


8:12 AM: Truck has gone sideways on the NB I-5 ramp to WB West Seattle Bridge:

Check the live camera here.

10:33 AM: The ramp has reopened.


High Bridge – here’s the camera at the top.

High Bridge – the view from its southwest end (if SDOT points the 35th/Avalon/Fauntleroy camera that way).

Low Bridge: Or nearby, depending on where SDOT points the camera.

1st Ave. S. Bridge: The south route.

Highway 99: Here’s the northbound side at Lander.

All functional city traffic cams can be seen here, most with video options; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are also on this WSB page … Are movable city bridges opening for vessels? Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

If you see a problem on the roads/paths/water, please text or call us (when you can do so safely) – 206-293-6302.

6 Replies to "WEATHER, SCHOOLS, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: Thursday morning/midday updates"

  • newnative December 1, 2022 (6:13 am)

    The 6:47 57 bus has been cancelled. 

  • Angelo December 1, 2022 (6:55 am)

    I just got an alert that the spirit of Kingston water taxi is out of service right now because of a unknown mechanical issue 

    • WSB December 1, 2022 (7:14 am)

      We added that above as soon as the alert came out, and continue adding other changes inline. Thank you!

  • Jeff December 1, 2022 (9:07 am)

    Stay home if you can. No point driving in this. 

  • WSMom December 1, 2022 (10:02 am)

    How come SPS didn’t delay school?

    • tt December 1, 2022 (1:58 pm)

      Seriously? It was barely a smattering of snow, and clear by the time you were on the WS bridge. It was fine. 

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