West Seattle, Washington
6:25 AM: Good morning. Early trouble – a crash toward the west end of the West Seattle Bridge is blocking one lane in each direction. Six vehicles are reported to be involved. (Thanks for the tips.)
6:33 AM: No major injuries reported in the crash – two of the three SFD units dispatched were quickly dismissed, and only an engine remains on scene.
6:53 AM: That engine has since been dismissed; police and SDOT are still on scene, the cameras show. And since this is just past the curve, cameras show the eastbound bridge access from Fauntleroy is very sluggish.
7:08 AM: Inside lane remains blocked both eastbound and westbound, more than an hour after the crash was first reported.
7:26 AM: And as you can see via the camera view – it’s just cleared.
6:59 AM: Good morning – back to work, back to school on this rainy Monday morning. No outbound incidents reported so far but general heavy traffic is noted everywhere – Sound Transit has sent an alert that the 560 bus is “experiencing delays of approximately 15-20 minutes due to heavy traffic.”
7:50 AM: SDOT reports a crash at 35th/Holly.
8:50 AM: Stalled vehicle reported toward west end of eastbound West Seattle Bridge,
6 AM: Good morning. Transportation notes for this post-Thanksgiving Friday:
*Metro‘s on a “reduced weekday” schedule
*King County Water Taxi is not in service
*Sound Transit schedule changes vary
*Street closures and bus reroutes downtown for Macy’s Holiday Parade at 9 this morning (2 local bands!) and star lighting at 5 tonight
*Street parking in pay-station areas is NOT free today
7:14 AM: Good morning. Only note for our area right now is that if you travel SW Holden between 35th and Delridge, you might note a few SFD crews remaining from what was fleetingly a large callout, then quickly downsized, in the 2600 block.
HOLIDAY TRANSIT CHANGES TOMORROW/FRIDAY: Remember that there’ll be changes both for Thanksgiving Day and the day after. Metro will be on a Sunday schedule tomorrow, “reduced weekday” Friday. The King County Water Taxi will be out of service both days.
7:14 AM: Good morning! No incidents reported so far in/from West Seattle on this foggy Tuesday morning.
7:19 AM: Washington State Ferries says the #2 and #3 vessels on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route are “running an estimated 20 minutes behind schedule due to fog and reduced visibility.”
7:11 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far.
HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURE REMINDER: 9 pm tonight, southbound 99 is set to close for the weekend, between the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge.
9:50 AM: Scanner – police are out on a crash on the eastbound bridge.
6:28 AM: Big early backup because of a crash in the NB Battery Street Tunnel. One lane has reopened but one remains closed. Also, NB I-5 downtown has had some trouble, most recently a
crash stalled vehicle at Seneca.
STADIUM ZONE TONIGHT: 5:20 pm kickoff for Seahawks vs. Green Bay at CenturyLink Field.
6:33 AM: Both BST lanes are now open, says SDOT, because: “Collision has been relocated north of the tunnel at Thomas St blocking the right northbound lane.”
6:46 AM: Per scanner, police are checking out a crash on 35th by the stadium (south of Avalon).
6:49 AM: That crash is not blocking and no one requires medical attention. Meantime, the NB 99 “relocated” crash has cleared, and so has the NB I-5 stall.
8:50 AM: Stalled truck on EB bridge past Fauntleroy entrance.
7:03 AM: Two incidents as we begin:
–SOOT reports a crash at Delridge/Andover
–Kersti reports a crash on southbound California just south of Fauntleroy, with the sidewalk newspaper boxes hit and strewn across the sidewalk
No SFD dispatch for either one thus far, so apparently no injuries of note.
7:27 AM – ADVANCE ALERTS: Reminder of the SB Highway 99 closure this weekend – late Friday night through early Monday. And tomorrow (Thursday), the Seahawks play Green Bay at 5:30 pm at CLink.
8:30 AM: The NB 1st Avenue South Bridge has a new crash blocking two lanes.
8:47 AM: One of those involved, in comments, reports and requests:
5 car accident on the (NB) 1st Ave Bridge. My car was hit. I’ve made sure we moved to the left lane. If it’s possible for everyone to not yell, honk, and tell me I’m a horrible person for blocking their commute, that would be awesome. I didn’t want my car hit this morning and to be inconvenienced either.
8:49 AM: And if you are bridge-bound on Admiral Way, just heard police dispatched to an incident there.
9 AM: 1st Avenue South Bridge scene is clear.
9:38 AM: Two reports from the eastbound West Seattle Bridge – one from a reader who reports a crash near the curve before Nucor, another via scanner reporting a crash by the 99 exit.
Just in from SDOT:
For 2 hours tonight, starting at 7 PM, the Spokane St Bridge (West Seattle Lower Bridge) and the bike trail will be closed, so crews can replace a power control cable. A shuttle van will be available both directions, to take interested travelers over the high bridge.
What you can expect:
During this project, barrels and barricades as well as message boards, will direct traffic. After cable replacement and successful bridge testing, the bridge will reopen to traffic.
November 13: 7 – 9 PM
· Spokane St Bridge (aka Lower W Seattle Bridge) closed.
· W Seattle Bridge Trail closed.
Assistance – A shuttle van will travel back and forth over W Seattle High Bridge, in 15-minute intervals, with the following stops:
· East Side – 11th Ave SW & SW Spokane St.
· West side – SW Spokane St and Port of Seattle Terminal 5 Entrance.
Shuttle service is scheduled to run during the duration of the outage. Should this maintenance work experience unexpected challenges, the shuttle will run all night, as needed.
7:06 AM: Good morning! A crash blocking the center lane on the NB 1st Avenue South Bridge is the only incident reported in our area right now.
7:13 AM: And the 1st Avenue Bridge scene is cleared, per WSDOT.
6:30 AM: Good morning! Schools are out today. Transit/transportation notes for the Veterans Day observance:
Metro – Reduced weekday service
Sound Transit – Regular weekday service
Water Taxi – No service
Street parking – In Seattle neighborhoods with pay station/metered parking, no charge today
Traffic/transit problem others should know about too? Call/text 206-293-6302 when you can do so safely/legally – thank you!
Early alert that southbound Highway 99 is scheduled for closure next weekend (late Friday, November 16, through early Monday, November 19th), between the (updated) south end of the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge. This is described as a closure “for joint and spall repairs.” It’s weather-dependent, so rain will postpone it.
7:14 AM: Good morning! No incidents or transit alerts in/from West Seattle so far.
HOLIDAY WEEKEND: Monday (November 12th) is the observed Veterans Day, so there will be changes including no Water Taxi, reduced-weekday Metro, and no school.
5:17 PM: Since multiple factors might affect your homeward drive/ride, we’re on pm traffic/transit watch. So far: The protest march isn’t a march yet – it’s gathering first at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill. (CapitolHillSeattle.com is tracking it on Twitter.) When protesters do march, the route is expected to be west on Pine to 2nd, then southbound to the Federal Building. Some buses are rerouting, per Metro.
Meantime, as mentioned in this morning’s traffic/transit watch, the stadium zone will be busy tonight with the Sounders’ 7:30 pm playoff match vs. Portland.
And not related to either, but a crash in the West Marginal Way S/Holden area – by the South Transfer Station – is causing trouble between West Seattle and South Park.
5:50 PM: The march from Capitol Hill to downtown started a few minutes ago, CHS’s Justin Carder reports.
Thousands headed to 2nd Ave where mayor will speak pic.twitter.com/c2846vXCsd
— jseattle (@jseattle) November 9, 2018
6:07 PM: Scanner indicates protesters are still on Pine, westbound between 3rd and 9th.
6:14 PM: If you’re outbound from West Seattle – a crash is reported on the eastbound bridge by the Delridge onramp.
6:24 PM: The marchers are reaching their destination on 2nd; here’s the city camera at 2nd and Marion:
6:31 PM: SDOT says that West Marginal/Holden situation has finally cleared.
7:35 PM: 2nd Avenue is clear; the downtown march/rally ended peacefully; the soccer match has begun.
6:59 AM: Good morning! No incidents or transit alerts in/from West Seattle so far.
STADIUM EVENT TONIGHT: Sounders FC hosts a playoff game vs. Portland, 7:30 pm at CenturyLink Field.
7:33 AM: Good morning. One problem in the area – a crash blocking the right lane of NB 99 at Michigan, so that’s affecting people headed in from the south, including 509.
7:37 AM: Now there’s a dispatch for a non-injury crash midspan on the eastbound West Seattle Bridge. (added) Though it was reported via scanner as non-injury, SFD is being dispatched.
7:51 AM: Watch the top left camera view for the status on that crash.
8:20 AM: Bridge crash cleared.
7:06 AM: Good morning. No incidents or transit alerts so far in/from West Seattle.
Thanks for the tips. Southbound Delridge is blocked at Thistle because of a crash. A pickup truck hit a parked vehicle. Northbound traffic is getting by. Police are talking with the driver and awaiting a tow truck so it should clear up before too long. No report of injuries – SFD was not dispatched.
7:02 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported so far in/from West Seattle.
WEEKEND REMINDER: Daylight Saving Time ends early Sunday. At 2 am Sunday, we’ll fall back one hour to 1 am.
7:22 AM: Trxter
Says a crash is blocking 1 lane of NB 99 by the stadiums.
5:48 PM: Thanks to Matt for tweeting the photo, and to texters who also tipped us – that car/bus (a 125) crash is on Delridge at Dakota. No SFD dispatch so apparently no serious injuries. We have a crew en route to check the scene.
6 PM: Our crew says the bus is gone; the damaged car is off to the side, and traffic is flowing normally.
7:02 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far.
WEEKEND NOTE: Daylight Saving Time ends early Sunday – at 2 am, we’ll fall back an hour to 1 am.
8:08 AM; Crash reported at Delridge/Holden.