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UPDATE: Emergency response on 16th SW

10:41 AM: If you are trying to get around eastern West Seattle, beware myriad challenges today. Along with the Sylvan Way closure and work at Delridge and Trenton, right now Seattle Fire is blocking 16th SW in the 6000 block, dealing with a gas leak at or near South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), so avoid that area.

11:23 AM: We haven’t heard an update, but the incident log shows all three SFD units are still on scene.

11:31 AM: And now they’ve begun to wind down the response, though Puget Sound Energy is still on scene addressing the situation.

12:35 PM: Just went by to confirm – all clear, road open.

WEEKEND ROAD CLOSURE: Here’s what’s being done on Sylvan Way

As noted in today’s morning traffic watch, one of West Seattle’s major east-west routes, Sylvan Way, will be closed much of this weekend, without major advance notice aside from sparse signage. Today SDOT was finally able to tell us this is a Seattle Public Utilities project, and we have obtained more information through SPU spokesperson Sabrina Register:

This is SPU drainage crew work. They are responding to some localized flooding issues that were reported by the community last year. SPU is installing one inlet and one catch basin and needs to trench across the street to connect to them to the drainage mainline.

This work will occur Saturday and Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm, and a detour will be in place. Outside of working hours, the crew will be able to reopen the roadway and allow traffic on Sylvan.

The work will be focused in the 6900 block of Sylvan Way [map]. It also means a reroute for Metro Route 128 – here are those details.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: Friday 1/15 watch, including weekend Sylvan Way closure

6:07 AM: It’s Friday, January 15th, the 298th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

LOW-BRIDGE CAMERA ENFORCEMENT: One more reminder on this fifth day of enforcement cameras on the low bridge – they’re photographing vehicles so that $75 tickets can be sent to owners of unauthorized vehicles crossing between 5 am and 9 pm. Who’s authorized and who’s not? See our story.

ROAD (ETC.) WORK

Delridge project – SW Thistle is now closed between Delridge and 20th. Here’s what else is happening this week.

California and MyrtleThe sewer-repair project continues – if driving/riding on California, watch out for the bumps; we noticed this new sign last night after a bicyclist was hurt and went to the hospital Monday:

Arbor Heights projectGas-line replacement work on SW 104th is scheduled to continue.

Sylvan Way weekend closure? – This single sign has been up all week at 35th/Morgan, saying Sylvan will be closed 7:30 am to 4:30 pm both days this weekend:

We’ve been trying to find out what kind of work will be done and exactly where. but SDOT communications says they can’t find anyone in the department who knows about it. As of Thursday afternoon, there was no other signage along the length of Morgan/Sylvan/Orchard, and no Metro alerts about reroutes. So we’ll just have to see what happens Saturday.

9:36 AM: SDOT has finally tracked down some information, telling us it’s a Seattle Public Utilities project in the 6900 block of Sylvan. We are in turn contacting SPU now.

10:11 AM: And finally just now, Metro has sent a reroute alert. (Here are the details.)

CHECK TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The main detour route across the Duwamish River, the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river – the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed. (Same goes for the other detour-route neighborhoods, like Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge.)

To check for bridges’ marine-traffic openings, see the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

You can view all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – On regular schedule – if you’re not subscribed to alerts, you can watch @kcmetrobus on Twitter for them

Water Taxi – On regular schedule (note the WT will not run on Monday, January 18th, for the King Day holiday)

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

WINDSTORM AFTERMATH: Morning traffic updates, as power outages continue

6:39 AM: Thousands of people are still without power after the overnight windstorm that hit just before midnight and roared with ~50 mph gusts for hours (here’s our coverage). If you’re headed out this morning, be aware you may encounter streets with downed trees/wires and dark signals. We’ll be tracking those over the next few hours. In West Seattle, most of the 4,400+ without power are in Alki, Admiral, and north of The Junction; even more are out in White Center and points south. The Seattle City Light map shows the areas affected – and also shows that right now, 58,000+ customers throughout its service area are still out, down from 72,000 but still leaving crews with a lot of work ahead. If you encounter a traffic/transit problem, please let us know when you get where you’re going – comment below, or call/text 206-293-6302.

6:56 AM: The East Marginal Way/Ellis problem we reported in overnight coverage continues. Here’s a map; that’s south of the 1st Avenue S. Bridge, but north of the South Park Bridge, so if you were planning to use the latter, heads up. … Most of the trees reported downed overnight were on residential streets, but we do have a report of one this morning on Myers Way just south of West Seattle, near 99th.

7:27 AM: Big Seattle Fire response to the 2200 block of Harbor SW [map] for a reported natural-gas leak. Avoid the area. … Update: Traffic on Harbor is blocked between Florida and Fairmount, while they await Puget Sound Energy.

7:53 AM: Texter reports wires down at 44th/Andover. (Even though some downed lines might be fiber/cable/phone, PLEASE always assume a downed wire is live, and stay away!) Now that it’s light, we’re heading out to check some of the overnight damage locations – we’ll update here but you can also watch the WSB Twitter feed as we go.

8:17 AM: No online classes today for Seattle Public Schools.

8:32 AM: The tree that fell on Marine View Drive at 104th overnight is still blocking the SB lane:

Just passed an SDOT crew doing tree work on southbound 35th SW south of Othello. … Back on Harbor SW, PSE has arrived at the gas leak. Jennifer at West Bay Espresso & Smoothies says it’s their site and the culprit was a mudslide hitting a gas line.

9:08 AM: In Admiral, Waite is blocked east of 49th, near Aegis Living, with a leaning utility pole:

Back in Arbor Heights, Nate reports a tree is blocking 39th at 100th and lines are down on 41st near 100th. And here’s 32nd just south of 106th:

9:45 AM: East of Lincoln Park, two trees are down on 45th SW north of Rose, blocking the NB side.

11:01 AM: Harbor is clear, per a commenter, but the caution tape was left up across the biking/walking path. Meantime, King County Roads says 26th Ave SW between SW 109th St and SW 112th St is closed because of downed trees.

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Below, the cameras we usually watch, and a reminder:

LOW-BRIDGE CAMERA ENFORCEMENT: Today is the third day the enforcement cameras on the low bridge are in use, photographing vehicles so that $75 tickets can be sent to owners of unauthorized vehicles crossing between 5 am and 9 pm.

Who’s authorized and who’s not? See our story from Sunday night.

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The main detour route across the Duwamish River, the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map):

The other major bridge across the river – the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

To check for bridges’ marine-traffic openings, see the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

You can view all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.? Let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK: Tuesday watch, as low-bridge camera ticketing continues

5:53 AM: It’s Tuesday, January 12th, the 295th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

LOW-BRIDGE CAMERA ENFORCEMENT: Today is the second day the enforcement cameras on the low bridge are in use, photographing vehicles so that $75 tickets can be sent to owners of unauthorized vehicles crossing between 5 am and 9 pm.

Who’s authorized and who’s not? See our story from Sunday night.

ROAD (ETC.) WORK

Delridge project – SW Thistle is now closed between Delridge and 20th. Here’s what else is planned this week.

Arbor Heights projectGas-line replacement work on SW 104th is scheduled to continue.

California and MyrtleThe sewer-repair project continues – if driving/riding on California, watch out for the bumps; a bicycle rider went to the hospital after hitting one of them Monday.

1st Avenue South Bridge – No specific dates yet, but the state now says those southbound lane closures for repair work won’t happen before February.

CHECK TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way is back in alignment:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The main detour route across the Duwamish River, the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river – the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed. (Same goes for the other detour-route neighborhoods, like Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge.)

To check for bridges’ marine-traffic openings, see the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

You can view all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – On regular schedule – if you’re not subscribed to alerts, you can watch @kcmetrobus on Twitter for them

Water Taxi – On regular schedule (note the WT will not run next Monday, January 18th, for the King Day holiday)

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, ROAD WORK: Monday watch, as low-bridge camera ticketing begins

5:40 AM: It’s Monday, January 11th, the 294th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

LOW-BRIDGE CAMERA ENFORCEMENT: It’s also the first day the enforcement cameras on the low bridge will be activated, SDOT says, photographing vehicles so that $75 tickets can be sent to owners of unauthorized vehicles crossing between 5 am and 9 pm.

For a reminder of the rules, see our story from last night.

ROAD (ETC.) WORK

Delridge projectHere’s the plan for this week. 9:59 AM UPDATE: The Thistle closure east of Delridge hsa begun:

Arbor Heights projectGas-line replacement work on SW 104th is expected to start today.

California and MyrtleThe sewer-repair project continues – if driving/riding on California, watch out for the bumps.

CHECK TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

West Marginal Way at Highland Park Way is back in alignment:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

The main detour route across the Duwamish River, the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river – the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed. (Same goes for the other detour-route neighborhoods, like Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge.)

To check for bridges’ marine-traffic openings, see the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

You can view all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

TRANSIT

Metro – On regular schedule – if you’re not subscribed to alerts, you can watch @kcmetrobus on Twitter for them

Water Taxi – On regular schedule

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

WEEKEND ROAD WORK: 35th, Delridge

Two notices about road work happening tomorrow (Saturday, January 9th):

35TH SW & SW TRENTON: From SDOT‘s weekly West Seattle Bridge email, this announcement of Saturday work:

This Saturday, Jan. 9, from about 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., crews will be working at the intersection of 35th Ave SW and SW Trenton St to add signal loop detectors. What are signal loop detectors, you ask? They are a traffic detection device that is cut into the road near a signal. Loops are what notify the traffic signal that a vehicle is waiting at the intersection for a green light. So, in this case, after Saturday’s work, when drivers along SW Trenton St pull up to 35th Ave SW, the traffic signal will be able to change such that those drivers can continue on their way a little more quickly.

TWO AREAS OF DELRIDGE: From the weekly Delridge project update:

Weekend roadway paving in Zones B and C on Saturday, January 9

In Zone B, we are planning to pour concrete between Croft Pl SW and SW Myrtle St. Concrete pouring will continue for approximately 1-2 weeks.

In Zone C, we are planning to pour concrete between SW Trenton St and SW Henderson St. Work in this area is expected to be completed next week.

(Tomorrow’s forecast looks good for winter road work.)

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash at east end of Roxbury corridor

3:03 PM: Thanks to Collin for the photo and tip: SPD and SFD are just arriving at that crash scene at Olson/3rd, east end of the Roxbury corridor. Big traffic backup, he reports. Avoid the area for a while. Police have just radioed that they will have one NB and one SB lane blocked.

3:21 PM: Both northbound lanes are now blocked, per police radio.

3:39 PM: No medic unit sent, so apparently no major injuries; we’ll follow up with SFD.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: Friday watch

6:12 AM: It’s Friday, January 8th, the 291st morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD (ETC.) WORK

Delridge projectHere are the toplines for this week.

California and Myrtle – Lane closures and a big middle-of-street tank are part of a sewer-repair project.

TRANSIT

Metro – On regular schedule

Water Taxi – On regular schedule

CHECK TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

West Marginal Way (substitute camera since the one at Highland Park Way has been out of alignment):

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am, with camera enforcement starting 1/11/21) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River, the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river – the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed. (Same goes for the other detour-route neighborhoods, like Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge.)

To check for bridges’ marine-traffic openings, see the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

You can view all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: First Thursday of 2021

6:07 AM: It’s Thursday, January 7th, the 290th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD (ETC.) WORK

Delridge projectHere are the toplines for this week. (The Thistle closure hadn’t happened as of Wednesday midday, but lanes were reduced on the west side of the intersection.)

California and Myrtle – Lane closures and a big middle-of-street tank are part of a sewer-repair project.

TRANSIT

Metro – On regular schedule

Water Taxi – On regular schedule

CHECK TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

West Marginal Way (substitute camera since the one at Highland Park Way has been out of alignment):

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am, with camera enforcement starting 1/11/21) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River, the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river – the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed. (Same goes for the other detour-route neighborhoods, like Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge.)

To check for bridges’ marine-traffic openings, see the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

You can view all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: First Wednesday of 2021

6:12 AM: It’s Wednesday, January 6th, the 289th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD (ETC.) WORK

West Marginal Way SW – Emergency tree removal is scheduled to continue, starting after 9 am, and will again narrow WMW just north of Highland Park Way, to one lane each way.

Delridge projectHere are the toplines for this week.

California and Myrtle – Lane closures and a big middle-of-street tank are part of a sewer-repair project that could last about a month.

TRANSIT

Metro – On regular schedule

Water Taxi – On regular schedule

CHECK TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

West Marginal Way (substitute camera since the one at Highland Park Way has been out of alignment):

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am, with camera enforcement starting 1/11/21) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River, the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river – the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed. (Same goes for the other detour-route neighborhoods, like Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge.)

To check for bridges’ marine-traffic openings, see the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

You can view all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC ALERT: More West Marginal Way SW work tomorrow

Just got word from SDOT that the emergency tree-removal work will continue tomorrow along West Marginal Way SW, north of Highland Park Way. Seattle Parks was unable to complete the work today, so its crews will be back on Wednesday, again reducing WMW to one lane each way in the work zone. As far as we know, this work will start after 9 am as it did today. The trees are being taken out because they’re considered to be at risk of falling, with the ground so saturated by recent rain.

Here’s why there’s a big tank in the middle of California SW in south Morgan Junction

(Photo sent by Mike)

11:38 AM: If you’ve traveled California SW through south Morgan Junction/lower Gatewood in the past few days, you might have wondered about that big tank in the middle of the street near SW Myrtle, accompanied by a lane closure and work crews. Here’s what we’ve found out: Seattle Public Utilities is repairing more than 55 feet of sewer main. The tank is to hold groundwater as needed; it’s known as a Baker tank. The project is expected to take a month or so. Neighboring residents/businesses were sent this flyer, SPU tells us; they’re looking into our followup question about whether the repairs are related to the extensive redevelopment on both sides of the street in that area in recent years.

5:49 PM: Reply from SPU spokesperson Sabrina Register: “The repair involved an 18-inch clay pipe that was installed in 1950 and showing signs of deterioration. The repair was identified as part of Seattle Public Utilities’ normal process to inspect our pipes to look for signs of deterioration and then make repairs as needed.”

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: First Tuesday of 2021

6:07 AM: It’s Tuesday, January 5th, the 288th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD (ETC.) WORK

West Marginal Way SW – Emergency tree removal will narrow WMW just north of Highland Park Way, to one lane each way, starting after 9 am.

Delridge project: Here’s what’s planned this weekTRANSIT

Metro – On regular schedule

Water Taxi – On regular schedule

CHECK TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

West Marginal Way (substitute camera since the one at Highland Park Way has been out of alignment):

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am, with camera enforcement starting 1/11/21) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River, the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river – the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed. (Same goes for the other detour-route neighborhoods, like Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge.)

To check for bridges’ marine-traffic openings, see the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

You can view all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

TRAFFIC ALERT: West Marginal Way SW work tomorrow

If you travel on West Marginal Way SW, here’s an alert about work that will mean lane closures tomorrow. From SDOT:

Tomorrow, Seattle Parks and Recreation will be performing emergency tree removal work. Parks will be removing 5 trees on West Marginal Way SW that are at risk of being uprooted due to heavy rains and could fall into the roadway, causing safety issues and unplanned road closures.

Tree removal will start as early as 9 a.m. on January 5 and continue through the afternoon. The trees are being removed approximately 300 feet north of the intersection of West Marginal Way SW and Highland Park Way SW. West Marginal Way SW will be reduced to one lane each way near the work area. People using the corridor should follow posted signs in the area.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: First Monday of 2021

6:16 AM: It’s Monday, January 4th, the 287th morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD (ETC.) WORK

Delridge project: Here’s what’s planned this week, including the postponed SW Thistle closure east of Delridge starting as soon as today.

TRANSIT

Metro – Back to regular schedule

Water Taxi – Back to regular schedule

CHECK TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

West Marginal Way (substitute camera since the one at Highland Park Way has been out of alignment):

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am, with camera enforcement starting 1/11/21) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River, the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river – the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed. (Same goes for the other detour-route neighborhoods, like Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge.)

To check for bridges’ marine-traffic openings, see the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

You can view all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK: Delridge project’s plan for the week ahead

Major work resumes tomorrow on the Delridge repaving-and-utilities project preparing for the RapidRide H Line. Here are the key points in SDOT‘s weekly preview:

*Vehicle detection loop installation and concrete work at the intersection of SW Oregon St and Delridge Way SW scheduled to begin as early as January 4. Traffic will be split around the planned roadway median during this work. The following week, traffic will be shifted to the east side.

*SW Brandon St on the east side is scheduled to reopen by (this) week. The west side of SW Brandon St will remain closed for staging.

*SW Thistle St between Delridge Way SW and 20th Ave SW closed as early as January 4th to complete temporary signal work and to demolish and rebuild the sidewalk during duct bank installation. SW Thistle will be local access only.

*Roadway demolition and paving to resume on the west side of Delridge Way SW in Zone A and on the east side of Delridge Way SW in Zone B.

The full update is here.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: New Year’s Eve 2020

6:16 AM: It’s Thursday, December 31st, the 283rd morning without the West Seattle Bridge – and New Year’s Eve.

ROAD (ETC.) WORK

Delridge project: Crews are scheduled to work today but not tomorrow (New Year’s Day), SDOT says.

TRANSIT

Metro – Regular schedule today, running a Sunday schedule for New Year’s Day tomorrow.

Water Taxi – Regular schedule today, but no service New Year’s Day.

CHECK TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

West Marginal Way (substitute camera since the one at Highland Park Way has been out of alignment):

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am, with camera enforcement starting 1/11/21) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River, the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river – the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed. (Same goes for the other detour-route neighborhoods, like Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge.)

To check for bridges’ marine-traffic openings, see the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

You can view all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

UPDATE: 2 rescue responses for crashes on West Marginal Way SW

11:57 PM: A crash on West Marginal Way SW, near Puget Way, has led to a “rescue extrication” callout and closed WMW both ways. More info as we get it.

12:33 AM: The road has reopened. The crash was described as one car, one occupant, who had to be cut out of the car and was taken to a hospital.

2:30 AM: Now there’s another “rescue extrication” callout for West Marginal, this time in the 6300 block.

2:35 AM: This time, it was quickly downsized. … Southbound lanes are reported to be blocked.

2:55 AM: Two people are reported hurt in this crash. There’s early word it’s being looked at as a hit-run.

11:32 AM: Checking on the victims’ conditions from both crashes and will add that update when we get it. Meantime, here’s the initial SPD summary from the second crash:

A silver sedan was southbound in the 6300 block of W Marginal Wy SW, when it left the roadway and collided with a red sedan in an adjacent driveway. The elderly couple in the red sedan sustained substantial injuries. The unknown driver of the silver sedan fled on foot.

The subsequent search, involving a K9 team, was unsuccessful.

11:45 AM: Here are the victim updates, from SFD spokesperson Kristin Tinsley, with all three of these people in stable condition when taken to the hospital: In the first crash, a man in his early 30s, transported by SFD medic unit; in the second crash, a woman in her early 60s and a man in his late 60s, transported by private ambulance.

UPDATE: Crash at Fauntleroy/Oregon sends 1 to hospital

3:13 PM: Thanks for the tips. A two-car crash at Fauntleroy/Oregon has sent one person to the hospital, and SPD says Traffic Collision Investigation detectives are responding, so this will be affecting traffic in the area for a few more hours. Right now, police say, southbound Fauntleroy and both directions of SW Oregon at Fauntleroy are closed. We’re checking on the injured person’s condition.

3:37 PM: Police tell us at the scene that they believe the white vehicle’s driver ran the light and hit the black vehicle, whose driver is the person taken to the hospital.

4:45 PM: SFD spokesperson Kristin Tinsley says the injured person is a woman in her 60s, in stable condition when transported. The victim’s daughter also has commented below.

5:15 PM: The scene has cleared.

ROAD WORK, TRAFFIC, TRANSIT: Last Wednesday of 2020

6:16 AM: It’s Wednesday, December 30th, the 282nd morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD (ETC.) WORK

Delridge project: Here’s the newest plan. No work Friday (New Year’s Day), SDOT says.

TRANSIT

Metro – Regular schedule through Thursday (running a Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day).

Water Taxi – Regular schedule through Thursday (no service New Year’s Day).

CHECK TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way (if the camera angle is still bad, please report to SDOT, 206-684-ROAD):

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am, with camera enforcement starting 1/11/21) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River, the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river – the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed. (Same goes for the other detour-route neighborhoods, like Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge.)

To check for bridges’ marine-traffic openings, see the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

You can view all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Last Tuesday of 2020

6:12 AM: It’s Tuesday, December 29th, the 281st morning without the West Seattle Bridge.

ROAD (ETC.) WORK

Delridge project: Here’s the plan for what’s nect. No work planned Friday (New Year’s Day).

TRANSIT

Metro – Regular schedule today through Thursday (running a Sunday schedule on New Year’s Day).

Water Taxi – Regular schedule today through Thursday (no service New Year’s Day).

CHECK TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River, the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river – the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed. (Same goes for the other detour-route neighborhoods, like Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge.)

To check for bridges’ marine-traffic openings, see the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

You can view all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.

ROAD WORK, TRANSIT, TRAFFIC: Last Monday of 2020

6:12 AM: It’s Monday, December 28th, the 280th morning without the West Seattle Bridge. Another cold night, so beware of frosty streets, paths, windshields.

ROAD (ETC.) WORK

Delridge project: SDOT’s contractor expects to have “full crews” back on the job today. Here’s the plan for the week. No work planned Friday (New Year’s Day).

TRANSIT

Metro – Regular schedule today through Thursday.

Water Taxi – Regular schedule today through Thursday.

CHECK TRAFFIC BEFORE YOU GO

West Marginal Way/Highland Park Way:

Highland Park Way/Holden:

The 5-way intersection (Spokane/West Marginal/Delridge/Chelan):

Restricted-daytime-access (open to all 9 pm-5 am) low bridge:

The main detour route across the Duwamish River, the 1st Avenue South Bridge (map) . Here are two cameras:

The other major bridge across the river – the South Park Bridge (map). Here’s the nearest camera:

Going through South Park? Don’t speed. (Same goes for the other detour-route neighborhoods, like Highland Park, Riverview, and South Delridge.)

To check for bridges’ marine-traffic openings, see the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.

You can view all local traffic cams here; locally relevant cameras are also shown on this WSB page.

Trouble on the roads/paths/water? Let us know – text (but not if you’re driving!) 206-293-6302.