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August 26, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Fuel spill causes accidents, traffic backups on West Seattle Bridge

  A diesel spill from a truck on Harbor Island caused two other multi-car accidents on the West Seattle Bridge and significant traffic backups on Tuesday afternoon. More than 80 gallons of diesel leaked across the West Seattle Bridge after a truck struck a concrete barrier shortly before 5 p.m., according to the Seattle Fire Department….


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June 11, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Police to angry commuters, sports fans: ‘Good reason’ for traffic jam

Seattle police today said they regret any inconvenience for drivers when they ordered Highway 99 closed while investigating an injury accident south of the West Seattle Bridge on Tuesday afternoon, creating a nightmare for commuters and people trying to get into the city for a Mariners game. But they asked people to keep things in perspective. “There…


Comments | Topics: Battery Street Tunnel, collision, commute

June 6, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Avoid driving this weekend: I-5, 520 bridge and Highway 99 closures

This may be the best weekend of the summer not to drive. Here’s a rundown on construction-related closures, some of which we recently mapped out for you. The four biggest shutdowns this weekend: Interstate 5 northbound, two right lanes will close from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday, at the West Seattle Bridge exit. I-5 northbound, two lanes at…


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January 29, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Tukwila police officer injured in truck-car collision

A stolen truck collided with a police car on the West Seattle Bridge Wednesday evening, injuring a Tukwila police officer and snarling westbound traffic for hours.  The collision occurred after officers from the Tukwila Police Department pursued a stolen car, which then collided with a police car. Tukwila offers responded to the Westfield Southcenter Mall after reports…


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December 2, 2013 at 1:32 PM

West Seattle Bridge reopens after de-icer caused crashes

UPDATED 4:20 P.M |  The West Seattle Bridge reopened this afternoon, following nearby crashes that were blamed by police on road de-icer. Three cars spun out on the curve next to the Nucor steel mill, where eastbound traffic turns downhill toward the high bridge, said Steve Pratt, road-maintenance director for the Seattle Department of Transportation. The crashes happened shortly after…


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May 10, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Overturned semi blocking traffic, spilling fuel under West Seattle Bridge

A semi tractor trailer fell on its side underneath the West Seattle Bridge on Friday morning, blocking traffic and spilling dozens of gallons of diesel fuel. The driver did not suffer any major injuries in the crash at South Spokane Street and East Marginal Way, said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department,…


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January 3, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Ramp from I-5 to West Seattle Bridge to be closed this weekend

The ramp from southbound Interstate 5 to the West Seattle Bridge will be closed this weekend so Washington State Department of Transportation crews can start replacing 31 aging expansion joints. The closure, the first of 11 weekend closures, will start at 10 p.m. Friday and end at 5 a.m. Monday. WSDOT has provided information online about More

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