9:56 AM: Another crash reported on westbound West Seattle Bridge, just after the curve, according to dispatch.


6:01 AM: Good morning. It’s Thursday, December 7.


More rain, high in the upper 40s. Sunrise today is at 7:42 am; sunset, 4:18 pm.

(Photo by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)


As previewed again last night, SW Alaska will be closed to traffic between California and 42nd on Saturday night for The Junction’s Hometown Holidays tree lighting and GLOWS festival.


Metro – Regular schedule today; check advisories here.

Water TaxiRegular schedule today. Watch the real-time map if wondering where your boat is.

Washington State Ferries – 2-boat service on the Triangle Route. Check alerts for changes, and use the real-time map to see where your ferry is. Also – alert for tonight:

The following five sailings are canceled late Thursday night, Dec. 7, through early Friday morning, Dec. 8, for overnight maintenance work at Southworth terminal:

11:50 p.m. and 1:05 a.m. Fauntleroy to Southworth
12:15 and 1:30 a.m. Vashon to Southworth
12:35 a.m. Southworth to Fauntleroy
For travelers heading to Southworth, the scheduled 10:35 p.m. out of Fauntleroy and 11 p.m. Vashon departure will be the last for the night. The final sailing out of Southworth will at 11:20 p.m. to Fauntleroy then Vashon. To complete the terminal maintenance work, the same sailings will be canceled on two more weeknights over the next month or two.

To complete the terminal maintenance work, the same sailings will be canceled on two more weeknights over the next month or two.


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

1st Ave. S. Bridge – another 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 feed on Twitter/X 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 that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if applicable). Thank you!

5 Replies to "TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday begins"

  • Jen December 7, 2023 (6:57 am)

    Part of the cement barrier is sticking pretty far into the eastbound lane at the high end of the bridge. I have reported it. There was a cone there yesterday but it’s gone. Be careful! :)

  • sam-c December 7, 2023 (1:28 pm)

    Looks like there might be another incident on the WB curve of the bridge.  Seeing flashing lights.

    • WSB December 7, 2023 (1:35 pm)

      That was first reported a few hours ago but radio traffic indicates they just got to it (I noted it above, I am going to try to collect the number of recent incidents for another inquiry to SDOT) – TR

      • sam-c December 7, 2023 (1:57 pm)

        Oh wow. I didn’t realize they were still tending to the 9:56 incident at 1:30.thanks

  • CarDriver December 7, 2023 (2:26 pm)

    WSB. Can you pin down SDOT. According to many reports the abrupt end of resurfaced roadway immediately transitioning to old smooth surface midway through the curve is the cause. What do they say?

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