TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Friday info + holiday-weekend notes

6:01 AM: Good morning! It’s Friday, September 1st.


Sunnier as the day goes on, high in the mid-70s. Today’s sunrise will be at 6:27 am; sunset will be at 7:49 pm.


Right after the holiday, the schools that aren’t already open will start on Tuesday or Wednesday. Our full list of start dates is here.


Washington State Ferries – The Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run lost 1 boat to mechanical trouble yesterday afternoon. Check Vessel Watch to see if it’s back to 2 yet. Meantime, the Triangle Route will be on its weekend schedule Monday.

Metro – regular schedule – check here for advisories. The September “service change” happens Saturday – for West Seattle, Route 55 will be suspended and Routes 50 and 22 have changes.

Water Taxi – regular schedule. On Labor Day, the West Seattle Water Taxi and its shuttles will run on the Sunday schedule; the Vashon Water Taxi won’t run.


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!

2 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Friday info + holiday-weekend notes"

  • sam-c September 1, 2023 (7:11 am)

    Got lots of text alerts from Metro about RR H line cancellations.

  • Lola September 1, 2023 (11:11 am)

    I saw the effects of the one boat being down last night 8.31.23 at about 5:30.  The ferry line was past the 76 Gas Station  last night.  I know it always happens on the holiday weekends but more so now with a boat that is down.  Also for those who might take the boat on Sat or Sun remember to look to make sure there really is a line for the Ferry as people will park in the Ferry lane then walk into the Park.  Sometimes what looks like a like is just parked cars.  

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