9:40 AM: Incident at Delridge/Webster blocking southbound lanes of Delridge.

10:34 AM: Reopened.


6:01 AM: Good morning! It’s Thursday, January 26th.


Mostly cloudy, chance of rain, high in the mid-40s. While the sunset might not be visible, if you’re taking heart in the longer days, note that starting at 5:01 pm tonight, the sun sets after 5 pm (until November 5th).


Metro is on a regular schedule today but still running with fewer buses and fewer drivers – keep watching notification channels such as @kcmetroalerts for trip cancellations and route suspensions (far fewer of those alerts so far this week).

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

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


Delridge cameras: 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):

Low Bridge – open again:

1st Ave. S. Bridge – the south route:

Highway 99: – the northbound side at Lander.

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All working traffic cams citywide 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 bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call us (when you can do it safely) – 206-293-6302.

9 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday notes"

  • newnative January 26, 2023 (8:38 am)

    Don’t let the fewer metro alerts fool you. I haven’t been receiving any since Monday but the bus cancellations/reductions are all the same. One Bus Away is not accurate and the Departures text tool are not in real time for the 56/57 in the afternoon. 

    • WSB January 26, 2023 (9:28 am)

      Thanks. We’re subscribed to most if not all routes and overall the volume has been dramatically lighter for a few days. But firsthand experience always beats automated alerts.

      • newnative January 26, 2023 (12:15 pm)

         The way they worded the alerts on Monday, they seem to have decided these are indefinite suspensions of service. They called them Reminders and sent most of them out Monday morning (including Reminders for afternoon routes). Then nothing since. I subscribe to the 55, 56 and 57 alerts.

  • L in PP January 26, 2023 (11:06 am)

    WSB, can you please remind me if footage from the “Spotlight” traffic cameras can be acquired for use as evidence for anything other than traffic violation-related purposes?  For example:  footage that shows if someone at the bus stop is assaulted, or if a house is broken into. (I thought I had read that some of the footage from cameras on the low bridge could not be used as evidence against the driver accused of hitting and killing the bicyclist last year.)  Thank you.

  • Tony January 26, 2023 (11:40 am)

    For cyclists heading to/from downtown, there is an encampment sweep or cleanup happening on the Elliot Bay trail just north of  S Atlantic Street, with a detour set to the west side of the trail. SDOT is onsite directing traffic. 

    • Eddie January 26, 2023 (3:36 pm)

      That one has been a long time coming.

    • bolo January 26, 2023 (11:24 pm)

      Rode past this (newly vacant) encampment earlier tonight. Looked so unfamiliar, almost unsettling. Saw a bunch of rats aimlessly crisscrossing the bikepath alongside. They also seemed to be disoriented. As in “who stole my cheese?”

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