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TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday info; 2 days until low-bridge closure

6:03 AM: Good morning! It’s Thursday, April 18.

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Sunny, low-60s high. Today’s sunrise will be at 6:13 am, sunset at 8:04 pm.

LOW-BRIDGE CLOSURE COUNTDOWN

The West Seattle low bridge will be closed to surface traffic 6 am Saturday (April 20) to 5 am April 29 (at the latest, SDOT says):

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here.

Water Taxi today – Regular schedule. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is. Reminder, Friday/Saturday later-evening sailings start tomorrow night.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for last-minute changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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):

1st Ave. S. Bridge:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are open for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Wednesday notes; 3 days to low-bridge closure

6:00 AM: Good morning. It’s Wednesday, April 17.

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Sunny, upper-50s high. Today’s sunrise will be at 6:15 am, sunset at 8:02 pm.

LOW-BRIDGE CLOSURE COUNTDOWN

Remember, it’ll be closed to surface traffic 6 am Saturday (April 20) to 5 am April 29 (new dates):

SPORTS-RELATED TRAFFIC

-In SODO, Mariners’ homestand ends with a 1:10 pm game against the Reds.

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here – lots of trip cancellations this week.

Water Taxi today – Regular schedule. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is. Reminder, Friday/Saturday later-evening sailings start this week.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for last-minute changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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):

1st Ave. S. Bridge:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are open for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Tuesday toplines

6:01 AM: Good morning. It’s Tuesday, April 16.

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Partly sunny, chance of more rain, high in the mid-50s. Today’s sunrise will be at 6:17 am, sunset at 8:01 pm.

SPORTS-RELATED TRAFFIC

-In SODO, Mariners’ homestand continues with another evening game against the Reds.

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here – lots of trip cancellations this week.

Water Taxi today – Regular schedule. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is. Reminder, Friday/Saturday later-evening sailings start this week.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for last-minute changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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 – remember, it’ll be closed to surface traffic 6 am April 20 to 5 am April 29 (new dates):

1st Ave. S. Bridge:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are open for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

CLOSURE CHANGE: SDOT now plans to close West Seattle low bridge starting Saturday, April 20

(Low bridge, SDOT traffic camera)

Thanks to Lorrie for the tip via a comment. SDOT has updated its plan for closing the West Seattle low bridge to enable its control-and-communications upgrade work. Now the closure is scheduled to start at 6 am Saturday (April 20) and end by 5 am Monday, April 29. SDOT explains, “The closure was originally scheduled to begin on April 19, but we realized we could accomplish the work planned that day without closing the bridge until April 20.”

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Mid-April Monday

7:20 AM: As noted in comments, there’s water on the road under the 1st Ave S Bridge. Regional media shows the water rained down from the deck above and that it’s been stopped.

Earlier:

6:02 AM: Good morning. It’s Monday, April 15, tax-deadline day, and the first day back for all the schools that were on spring break last week.

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Mostly cloudy, chance of rain, high in the low 50s. Today’s sunrise will be at 6:19 am, sunset at 8:00 pm.

(Sunday sunrise photo by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

ROAD-WORK UPDATE

Paving’s done on 21st/22nd/23rd.

SPORTS-RELATED TRAFFIC

-In SODO, Mariners’ homestand continues with an evening game against the Reds.

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here – lots of trip cancellations this week.

Water Taxi today – Back to regular schedule. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is. Reminder, Friday/Saturday later-evening sailings start this week.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for last-minute changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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 – remember, it’ll be closed to surface traffic April 19-28 – still waiting to hear what time the closure begins on Friday:

1st Ave. S. Bridge:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are open for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

UPDATE: Police block parts of 35th, Roxbury after gunfire report

(Image from SDOT traffic camera at 35th/Roxbury)

9:58 PM: Police are blocking 35th between Roxbury and Barton, and Roxbury east of 35th, after a report of gunfire in the area, possibly coming from a person in an apartment building. No injuries reported.

10:41 PM: The roads are still blocked. Meantime, officers have reported detaining someone who might have involved.

11:10 PM: Officers told dispatch they were “wrapping up,” after checking the apartment from which the suspected gunfire came, and traffic cameras show the streets open again. We don’t know what if any evidence they found, nor whether the detained person was arrested, but we’ll be following up.

ROAD WORK: Two Sunday notes

First, the 21st/22nd/23rd repaving finished early.

That’s part of the Puget Ridge/Pigeon Point street sections repaved this past week. SDOT had said the work would continue through today; we took the photo Saturday evening and noted the equipment was all gone, then went back this morning to confirm – the work’s done. Restriping and other finishing touches yet to come, of course.

Meantime, SW Genesee at the bottom of the hill between Avalon and Delridge remains down to one lane, alternating traffic, while a new concrete paving panel cures, closing a section of the westbound lane, so be careful in that area and allow extra tie.

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Spring-break finale Friday, + weekend notes

6:02 AM: Good morning. It’s Friday, April 12, last day of spring break for those who were out this week.

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Partly sunny, high in the upper 50s, on our way to a sunny weekend. Today’s sunrise will be at 6:26 am, sunset at 7:54 pm.

(Thursday evening photo by Bruce Gaumond)

ROAD-WORK ALERT, CONTINUING THIS WEEKEND

Repaving work today is scheduled to continue on 22nd/23rd east of Delridge – details here – and through the weekend, too.

SPORTS-RELATED TRAFFIC

-Alki might be busier than usual, with another UW beach-volleyball tournament today and Saturday – play starts today at 10 am.

-In SODO, Mariners’ homestand begins with 6:40 pm game vs. the Cubs.

TRANSIT NOTES, INCLUDING WATER-TAXI-LESS WEEKEND

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here – lots of trip cancellations this week.

Water Taxi today + this weekend – Regular schedule today. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is. Reminder, NO WATER TAXI this weekend – April 13-14 – to prepare for the spring/summer season (which adds Friday/Saturday later-evening sailings starting Friday, April 19). The shuttle buses WILL run, though, Metro says.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for last-minute changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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 – remember, it’ll be closed to surface traffic April 19-28:

1st Ave. S. Bridge:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are open for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday notes

6:03 AM: Good morning. It’s Thursday, April 11, West Seattle Art Walk night, and second-to-last weekday of spring break for Seattle Public Schools and independent schools with similar calendars.

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Cloudy, rain expected tonight, high in the mid-50s. Sunrise will be at 6:26 am, sunset at 7:54 pm.

(Wednesday evening photo by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

ROAD-WORK ALERT

Repaving work today is scheduled on 22nd/23rd east of Delridge – details here.

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here – lots of trip cancellations this week.

Water Taxi today – Regular schedule. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is. Reminder, NO WATER TAXI this weekend – April 13-14 – to prepare for the spring/summer season (which adds Friday/Saturday later-evening sailings starting Friday, April 19). The shuttle buses WILL run, though, Metro says.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for last-minute changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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 – remember, it’ll be closed to surface traffic April 19-28:

1st Ave. S. Bridge:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Wednesday notes

6 AM: Good morning. It’s Wednesday, April 10, still spring break for Seattle Public Schools and independent schools with similar calendars.

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Increasing clouds, high in the upper 50s. Sunrise will be at 6:28 am, sunset at 7:52 pm.

ROAD-WORK ALERT

More repaving work today on 21st SW between Dawson and 22nd – details here.

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here – lots of trip cancellations this week.

Water Taxi today – Regular schedule. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is. Reminder, NO WATER TAXI this weekend – April 13-14 – to prepare for the spring/summer season (which adds Friday/Saturday later-evening sailings starting Friday, April 19). The shuttle buses WILL run, though, Metro says.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for last-minute changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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 – and a reminder, it’ll be closed to surface traffic April 19-28:

1st Ave. S. Bridge:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

FOLLOWUP: Dates set for West Seattle low-bridge closure – April 19 through April 28

**UPDATE: The dates are now April 20-29**

(Low bridge, SDOT traffic camera)

When SDOT first sent the alert last Friday that a low-bridge closure was ahead, it was described as likely being for “about a week” during the window of April 19-28. Today, an update from SDOT – the bridge is expected to be closed to surface traffic for that entire 10-day window:

From Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 28, the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) will temporarily be closed to people driving, walking and biking. This closure is necessary because the Seattle Department of Transportation crews have to move the control tower wires from the West Seattle Bridge (the high bridge) to a new underground conduit below the West Duwamish Waterway and replace the control system. These wires are connected to the hydraulic system that opens and closes the bridge. The West Seattle Bridge (high bridge) will remain open during the low bridge closure.

Travelers will need to detour to other routes. During the closure of the low bridge, here are options for reaching your destinations:

Riding the bus: Buses provide a reliable option for travel across the Duwamish Waterway via the West Seattle Bridge (high bridge). They accommodate people walking, biking, and rolling, offering the fastest route without driving. Use King County Metro’s trip planner for route and schedule details.

Riding the Water Taxi: The West Seattle Water Taxi offers direct service to downtown Seattle and operates seven days a week. Large vessels can accommodate up to 26 bikes.

Driving/Carpooling on the West Seattle Bridge (high bridge): The West Seattle Bridge (high bridge) remains open for drivers with no vehicle access restrictions. Note that pedestrians and cyclists cannot use this bridge.

Walking, biking, and rolling: For people who bike, walk or roll, there are several other routes to get around the closure. Check out the SDOT Bike Map to find available bike facilities. For people who walk or roll, we recommend utilizing public transit to reach your destination.

We are offering assistance to people impacted by the closure to use transit with a rewards code available through the TransitGo app. For detailed instructions on how to access this reward, go to this link.

For more detailed information about the closure and how to get around, visit SDOT Blog.

There’s other work ahead too over the next two years that will require “short-term closures,” including more cylinder overhauls. More info about the bridge’s ongoing work is here.

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Tuesday info

6:03 AM: Good morning. It’s Tuesday, April 9, and spring break continues for Seattle Public Schools and independent schools with similar calendars.

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Morning rain likely, then partly sunny, high in the mid-50s. Sunrise will be at 6:30 am, sunset at 7:51 pm.

ROAD-WORK ALERT

(WSB photo on 21st, noontime Monday)

Repaving work is expected to continue today on 21st SW between Dawson and 22nd – details here.

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here – lots of trip cancellations this week.

Water Taxi today – Regular schedule. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is. Reminder, NO WATER TAXI this weekend – April 13-14 – to prepare for the spring/summer season (which adds Friday/Saturday later-in-the-evening sailings starting Friday, April 19). The shuttle buses WILL run, though, Metro says.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for last-minute changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Eclipse Monday

6:01 AM: Good morning. It’s Monday, April 8, solar-eclipse day whether we get a glimpse or not.

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Probably not, since the forecast is for a mostly cloudy sky, then a chance of rain by mid-afternoon, high in the low 50s, breezy too. (But hold out hope for Alice Enevoldsen‘s eclipse event!) Sunrise will be at 6:32 am, sunset at 7:50 pm.

TRAFFIC ALERT

Repaving work is expected to start today on 21st SW between Dawson and 22nd – details here.

SPRING BREAK

It’s break week for Seattle Public Schools and independent schools with similar calendars.

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here – lots of trip cancellations this week.

Water Taxi today – Regular schedule. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is. Reminder, no service next weekend – April 13-14 – to prepare for the spring/summer season (which adds Friday/Saturday later-in-the-evening sailings starting Friday, April 19).

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for last-minute changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

UPDATE: Sylvan Way reopens after fire response

(Reader photo, originally uploaded in comments below)

10:24 PM: SFD is fighting what a dispatcher described as a “large encampment fire” off Sylvan Way behind Delridge Home Depot. The response has led SPD to block Sylvan Way in both directions.

(Reader photo sent by Sam)

10:44 PM: They’ve declared the fire “tapped” (out). SFD says no one was hurt.

11:20 PM: Nearby resident Sam says Sylvan has reopened to traffic. Emergency-radio exchanges indicate the remaining unit(s) are wrapping up and preparing to leave.

CLOSURE ALERT: West Seattle low bridge closing ‘for about one week’ later this month

The West Seattle low bridge’s long-anticipated control/communication-system upgrade is about to happen – and when it does, later this month, the bridge will close to surface use – driving, riding, rolling, walking, running, etc. – “for about one week,” according to this announcement today from SDOT, though the exact dates aren’t finalized yet:

Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) control and communications system upgrades scheduled for April 19-28, 2024
Anticipated one-week closure during this time

Planning, design, and construction for the initial phase of the Spokane St Swing Bridge Rehabilitation Program took place from 2020 to 2022. Subsequent phases of this work will continue into 2025. The work taking place in April 2024 will be to upgrade the current control and communications system.

The control system activation work taking place in April will require rerouting the control tower wires from the high bridge to a new conduit beneath the West Duwamish Waterway.

From April 19 through April 28, crews will reroute the control tower wires from the high bridge to a new conduit beneath the West Duwamish Waterway that connects to the motors that open and close the bridge. This operation will require closing the low bridge for people driving, biking, and walking for about one week. We will share more details about the timing of this upcoming closure as planning efforts continue.

To support travelers impacted by the closure, and to help make transit access easier and more affordable, we’ve partnered with King County Metro to make it even easier to ride the bus or West Seattle Water Taxi  with Transit Go Tickets throughout the closure. This offer will provide a daily round trip over the Duwamish while the bridge is closed. To access the offer, follow the directions below using the Transit Go Ticket app and rewards code LOWBRIDGE24. This code will become active on April 19, 2024. The fares are funded by the Seattle Transit Measure, which was passed by voters in 2020. 

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Friday notes

6:01 AM: Good morning. It’s Friday, April 5.

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Mostly cloudy, chance of rain, high in the upper 50s. Sunrise will be at 6:38 am, sunset at 7:45 pm.

TRAFFIC ALERT

Tree-trimming is scheduled to continue today along a north section of 21st SW in advance of repaving work – details here.

SPRING BREAK

Last weekday of break for some schools (including Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holy Family, and the Highline district). Then next week, when those schools return to class, it’s break week for most other schools, including Seattle Public Schools.

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here – lots of trip cancellations this week.

Water Taxi today – Regular schedule. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is. Reminder, no service the weekend of April 13-14 to prepare for the summer season.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for last-minute changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Thursday info

6 AM: Good morning. It’s Thursday, April 4.

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Mostly cloudy, showers possible, high in the low 50s. Sunrise will be at 6:40 am, sunset at 7:44 pm.

TRAFFIC ALERT

Tree-trimming today and tomorrow on a north section of 21st SW in advance of repaving – details here.

SPRING BREAK

Continuing through Friday for some schools (including Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holy Family, and the Highline district). Then next week, it’s most other schools, including Seattle Public Schools.

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here – lots of trip cancellations this week.

Water Taxi today – Regular schedule. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is. Reminder, no service the weekend of April 13-14 to prepare for the summer season.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for last-minute changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Wednesday watch

8:52 AM: Thanks for the tip. Texter says a bus is broken down on the 99 onramp from the high bridge.

Earlier:

6:01 AM: Good morning. It’s Wednesday, April 3.

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

More rain likely, some sun too, high in the low 50s. Sunrise will be at 6:42 am, sunset at 7:43 pm.

STADIUM ZONE

Mariners close out the home stand with a day game, 1:10 pm vs. Cleveland.

SPRING BREAK

Continuing all week for some schools (including Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holy Family, and the Highline district). Then next week, it’s most other schools, including Seattle Public Schools.

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here. Reminder that this is the first week with the twice-yearly “service change” in effect – here’s our look at West Seattle changes.

Water Taxi today – Regular schedule. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for last-minute changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Tuesday toplines

8:41 AM: The WSF Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route has had some crewing trouble this morning but the alerts have vanished from the bulletin list and the Vessel Watch map shows both boats in service, with one delayed.

Earlier:

6:00 AM: Good morning. It’s Tuesday, April 2 – spring break continues all week for some schools (including Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holy Family, and the Highline district).

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Some sun, breezy, rain likely later, high in the low 60s. Sunrise will be at 6:44 am, sunset at 7:41 pm.

(Monday sunset, photo by Carol Ann Joyce)

STADIUM ZONE

Mariners play another home game, 6:40 pm vs. Cleveland.

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here. Reminder that this is the second weekday after the twice-yearly “service change” took effect Saturday; here’s our look at West Seattle changes.

Water Taxi today – Regular schedule. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: April begins

6:01 AM: Good morning. It’s Monday, April 1 – spring break this week for some schools (including Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holy Family, and the Highline district).

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Sunshine expected today, high in the low 60s. Sunrise will be at 6:46 am, sunset at 7:40 pm.

(Sunday sunset, photographed by Bob Spears)

STADIUM ZONE

Mariners play another home game, 6:40 pm vs. Cleveland.

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here. Reminder that this is the first weekday after the twice-yearly “service change” took effect Saturday; here’s our look at West Seattle changes.

Water Taxi today – Back to regular schedule. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

UPDATE: Crash on northbound 99

12:25 PM: Thanks to Gill for the tip. Northbound Highway 99 near Cloverdale is blocked right now because of the response for a multiple-car crash. Traffic will be diverted off the highway and into South Park (via 14th) until this is cleared. No major injuries reported.

12:36 PM: They’re reopening one northbound lane but keeping the ramp from Cloverdale closed – check this camera to see if that’s changed.

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Friday and beyond

9:09 AM: The encampment cleanup at 1st and Cloverdale is affecting traffic, we’re told – avoid the area.

Earlier:

6 AM: Good morning. It’s Friday, March 29, and the Mariners have another home game tonight (6:40 pm), so if you’re traveling through the stadium zone, be aware.

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Possible morning showers, then clearing, high in the mid-50s. Sunrise will be at 6:52 am, sunset at 7:35 pm.

SPRING BREAK

This is the last day before spring break for parochial schools, which are off next week, as are Highline Public Schools. (Seattle Public Schools and most secular independent schools are out the week of April 8.)

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here. One day now until the twice-yearly “service change” takes effect Saturday; here’s our look at West Seattle changes. (And if you’re taking the bus to/from the baseball game, here’s info.)

Water Taxi today – Metro will run the West Seattle Water Taxi late again tonight, for the Mariners’ opening homestand. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!

TRAFFIC, TRANSIT, WEATHER: Opening Day edition

6:03 AM: Good morning. It’s Thursday, March 28, and it’s Opening Day for the Mariners – which means extra traffic in the stadium zone before and after the 7:10 pm M’s game vs. Boston. (And possibly a flyover.)

WEATHER + SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES

Will the T-Mobile Park roof be open or closed? Hard to tell, given the showery forecast, with possible pm thundershowers again, high in the low 50s. Sunrise will be at 6:54 am, sunset at 7:34 pm.

TRANSIT NOTES

Metro today – Regular schedule; check advisories here. Two days now until the twice-yearly “service change” takes effect Saturday (March 30); here’s our look at West Seattle changes. (And if you’re taking the bus to/from the baseball game, here’s info.)

Water Taxi today – Metro will run the West Seattle Water Taxi late for the Mariners’ opening homestand. Check the real-time map if you need to see where the boat is.

Washington State Ferries today – The usual 2 boats on the Triangle Route. Check WSF alerts for changes. Use the real-time map to see where your ferry is.

SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS

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:

Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:

MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: All functioning traffic cams citywide are here; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.

BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on X (ex-Twitter) shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.

If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/water, please text or call our hotline (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if they’re not already on scene) – 206-293-6302. Thank you!