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…More
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Overzealous application of de-icer was to blame for a series of crashes on the West Seattle Bridge Dec. 2, officials said in a report to the Seattle City Council today. But it wasn’t only that the city applied de-icer while the temperature was a balmy 43 degrees. A worker also put on twice as much…More
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…More
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,…More
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