WEATHER, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: Friday notes + weekend alert

6:00 AM: Good morning. It’s Friday, December 2nd.


Very cold overnight – temperatures dropped into the 20s. But only a slight chance of snow this morning, with today’s high near 40. (Check the latest alert status here.)


-The West Seattle Water Taxi is back to its regular schedule this morning.

-WSF’s Triangle Route is too – check here for alerts/updates.

Metro buses are on regular schedules; watch @kcmetroalerts for trip cancellations/reroute alerts. 7:15 AM UPDATE: Metro is suspending Routes 55, 56, 57 for the rest of the day.


Saturday’s big Hometown Holidays festival in The Junction means street closures on both California and Alaska most of the day and into the evening


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.

11 Replies to "WEATHER, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: Friday notes + weekend alert"

  • newnative December 2, 2022 (6:44 am)

    All 56/57 buses are showing cancelled this morning. The California/Admiral stop is showing from 6:40 to 7:30 am all cancelled and I got a Metro Alert for the 9:something bus. PLus two 55s were cancelled. 

  • newnative December 2, 2022 (7:09 am)

    And just now a MEtro Alert: “Routes 55, 56, 57, 114 and 214 service suspended today” Glad I’m working from home. This week was horrible for commuting by bus. 

  • JA December 2, 2022 (7:14 am)

    Just got this alert:Metro Transit Alert – Routes 55, 56, 57, 114 and 214 service suspended today, Fri, Dec 2

    • Peter S. December 2, 2022 (8:34 am)

      That really sucks for folks  who either can’t work remotely, HAVE to get to work (hospitals, etc.) or are otherwise dependent on Metro.   Not the best weather to be riding a bike, although I’m sure some would suggest it.

  • Lynda B December 2, 2022 (7:24 am)

    There was a crash northbound I-5 at Seneca. If able use, another route.  1 car it looks like.

  • Mj December 2, 2022 (7:59 am)

    I’m glad I no longer have to rely on Metro, cancelling all the 55, 56 & 57 service is incredulous!

  • helpermonkey December 2, 2022 (8:22 am)

    FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THINGS HOLY, TURN ON YOUR FREAKING HEADLIGHTS! I passed at least 5 this morning without their lights on, in heavy snow. What goes through your head thinking that’s acceptable?!

    • Eddie December 2, 2022 (5:08 pm)

      Too many people have gotten used to just setting their headlights on “auto”, (many/most newer cars have this feature), and then totally relying on it, without consciously ensuring that their lights actually are on. And don’t be fooled, your “daytime driving lights” may be on, but that’s just headlights, doesn’t activate your side and tail lights.

  • East Coast Cynic December 2, 2022 (8:27 am)

    I’m sure that there haven’t been any link train run cancellations:), and sooooooo glad to be working from home.

  • Lola December 2, 2022 (9:29 am)

    And Dow and the rest of his cronies wonder why nobody wants to take the BUS to work anymore? It is because of the lousy service and cancelations all the time.  You could not pay me to take a bus anymore in Seattle.  

    • john December 2, 2022 (1:44 pm)

      You’re fortunate not to be in a position where you have to commute downtown.  Parking is 20+ dollars a day.  That is not something I can afford. Thankfully, my company subsidizes my Orca pass, for now, that is.  

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