9:55 AM: A RapidRide bus is stalled on the bridge, per a texter who says the bus’s “check engine” light came on,


6:01 AM: Good morning! It’s Wednesday, August 30th.


Cloudy with a chance of more showers, high in the mid-70s. Today’s sunrise will be at 6:25 am; sunset will be at 7:54 pm.


More local students return to class today – the new school year starts at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School and the Vashon Island School District

. Our full list of start dates is here.


Metro – regular schedule – check here for advisories. The September “service change” happens Saturday – for West Seattle, the Route 55 suspension and some Route 22 changes are most notable. (Added: As commenter NW points out, also on the list, Route 50 will no longer “shuttle” between Alki and the SODO light-rail station.)

Water Taxi – regular schedule. On Labor Day, the West Seattle Water Taxi and its shuttles will run on the Sunday schedule.

Washington State Ferries – 2-boat service. Check Vessel Watch to see where the boats are.


Delridge cameras: Besides the one below (Delridge/Henderson), cameras are also at Delridge/Genesee, Delridge/Juneau, Delridge/Orchard, and Delridge/Oregon.

High Bridge – the main camera:

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

Low-bridge cam:

1st Ave. S. Bridge – alternate route across the river:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander.

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: See all working traffic cams citywide here, most with video options; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges Twitter feed shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

If you see trouble on the bridges/streets/paths/bay, please text or call us (when you can do it safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities). Thank you!

3 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Wednesday info"

  • NW August 30, 2023 (7:39 am)

    High ridership metro route 50 most notably is no longer doing “shuttle service” between Alki and sodo. 

    • WSB August 30, 2023 (9:58 am)

      Thank you for catching that we’d missed that.

  • Deb August 30, 2023 (9:59 am)

    The first sighting of a First Student school bus on a practice run through the Seaview neighborhood this AM!!

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