TRAFFIC ALERT: Fire near I-5/West Seattle Bridge interchange

Thanks to the texter who sent that photo. The Seattle Fire response for what’s described as an “encampment fire” on that slope over northbound I-5 has been affecting the interchange with the West Seattle Bridge. WSDOT says fire crews are “blocking the Spokane Street on-ramp to NB I-5,” so if you need to get to I-5, you might try it from points further north or south for a while. The eastbound Spokane Street Viaduct is backed up, as this framegrab from the traffic cam shows.

4 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT: Fire near I-5/West Seattle Bridge interchange"

  • If Only April 20, 2023 (3:33 pm)

    If only there was something that could be done to prevent this kind of major infrastructure affecting issue.  *sigh*

    • Frustrated April 20, 2023 (4:39 pm)

      Accountability is considered too mean around here.

  • flimflam April 20, 2023 (7:32 pm)

    I don’t think any encampments should be tolerated but especially around major infrastructure, under over passes, etc – for the safety of the general public as well as “campers”.

    • Greg April 21, 2023 (11:44 am)

      I don’t like the idea of people living there either but what’s the alternative? If we just make that illegal the human beings don’t simply disappear from Earth. they are people without homes trying to find a place to exist. I’m not saying I have the answers. I’m just saying its trickier than saying “you cant be here”. 

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