6:03 AM: Good morning! It’s Thursday, January 12th.


Rainy, high in the low 50s.


This is the 21st day the low bridge has been closed to street/path users.

SDOT offered a testing update Wednesday afternoon.


ICYMI, we reported Tuesday on what’s happening with 35th/Avalon and two nearby signalized intersections.


Reminder – while the low bridge is out of service for surface traffic, free Metro/Water Taxi rides are available via an app.

Metro is on a regular schedule today but still down buses for repairs (we’re still awaiting an update on how many are still out) – keep watching notification channels such as @kcmetroalerts for trip cancellations and route suspensions.

-The West Seattle Water Taxi is on its regular schedule.

-WSF’s Triangle Route remains on its two-boat schedule- check here for alerts/updates.


Delridge cameras: Updating this recent report, five are now live. Besides the one below (Delridge/Genesee), cameras are also up at Delridge/Oregon, Delridge/Juneau, Delridge/Orchard, and Delridge/Henderson.

High Bridge – the camera at the top.

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

1st Ave. S. Bridge – the south route.

Highway 99: – the northbound side at Lander.

All working 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 "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday info"

  • Lola January 12, 2023 (7:11 am)

    Fauntleroy & Avalon light is blinking red this morning at 6:30 AM. Remember to treat it as a four way stop.  I saw people not stopping this morning and just cruising thru without stopping for the Avalon traffic coming onto Fauntleroy. 

    • richwseattle January 12, 2023 (10:11 am)

      As of about 9:30 AM this was still the case.

      Lola’s right, folks. It’s a four-way stop when blinking red. Please be careful.

  • NW January 12, 2023 (7:53 am)

    The bus route 50 out of south base in Tukwila that leaves its layover around 7:15am down on Alki had mechanical issues or driver was sick it headed south at the junction I am assuming back to its base. Thank you so much to all transit operators. West Seattle Transit Group

  • MadisonLocal January 12, 2023 (12:57 pm)

    Interesting parking spot for the 4runner:

  • Lola January 12, 2023 (1:48 pm)

    The one camera shows a car skidded off the road as it entered the WS Bridge.  Do we know what happened?  From Fauntleroy and 35th?  

    • WSB January 12, 2023 (1:55 pm)

      Gone now. There was a one-engine dispatch just before noon, incident log shows it was on scene for 15 minutes, so no serious injuries; no SDOT traffic alert, nor did anyone text us. That’s all I got.

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