Daily Archives: October 24, 2011

Metro’s Monday afternoon commute ends, plus the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed

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Good evening. Metro’s Monday afternoon commute ends with the Alaskan Way Viaduct closed. Major delays in the Seattle area due to the Viaduct closure are possible for the remainder of the week.

Reroutes for the 11 buses which use the viaduct are in effect.  If your bus normally uses the viaduct, remember to board your bus on southbound 3rd Av and not on Columbia St.

Even if your bus doesn’t use the viaduct, you may experience delays in service due to heavy vehicle traffic on Aurora Av, I-5 and local roads.  Traffic congestion on the north end of the viaduct is likely to cause specific delays for Metro bus routes 5, 15, 16, 18, 26 Express, 28 Express and 358.

More information about the closure and the affect on bus travel is available at Metro Online.

Thank you for joining us. 

We will return at 6:00 AM on Tuesday to help keep an
Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great evening.

Metro’s Monday afternoon commute begins, plus the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed

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Good afternoon. Metro’s Monday afternoon commute is underway with the Alaskan Way Viaduct closed. Major delays in the Seattle area due to the Viaduct closure are possible.

Reroutes for the 11 buses which use the viaduct are in effect.  If your bus normally uses the viaduct, remember to board your bus on southbound 3rd Av and not on Columbia St.

Even if your bus doesn’t use the viaduct, you may experience delays in service due to heavy vehicle traffic on Aurora Av, I-5 and local roads.  Traffic congestion on the north end of the viaduct is likely to cause specific delays for Metro bus routes 5, 15, 16, 18, 26 Express, 28 Express and 358.

More information about the closure and the affect on bus travel is available at Metro Online.

Thank you for joining us. 

We will be here until 7:00 PM to help keep an
Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great afternoon.

Metro’s Monday morning commute wrap-up, plus the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed

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 Metro’s Monday morning commute is winding down with heavy traffic in the SODO district due to the closure of the Alaska Way Viaduct.  Although delays are expected we continue to use the best possible route to get you to your destination safely and timely. 

Reroutes for the 11 buses which use the viaduct are in effect.  If your bus normally uses the viaduct, remember to board your bus on southbound 3rd Av and not on Columbia St.

Even if your bus doesn’t use the viaduct, you may experience delays in service due to heavy vehicle traffic on Aurora Av, I-5 and local roads.  Traffic congestion on the north end of the viaduct is likely to cause specific delays for Metro bus routes 5, 15, 16, 18, 26 Express, 28 Express and 358.

More information about the closure and the affect on bus travel is available at Metro Online.

Thank you for joining us this morning. 

We will return at 3:00 PM to help keep an
Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great day.

Traffic impacts due to the Alaskan Way Viaduct closure

At 8:00 AM the traffic on the West Seattle Bridge and the surrounding streets in the SODO disrtict appear to be passable.  Metro will continue operating the best possible route to get you downtown as quickly as possible.

Traffic heavier than normal due to Alaskan Way Viaduct closure

As of 7:00 Am traffic on West Seattle Bridge heading to downtown Seattle is heavier than normal.  Traffic on the surface streets between Spokane St and downtown Seattle are also becoming more congested. Metro is operating the best possible route to get you downtown as quickly as possible.

Earlier multiple car accident southbound I-5 at Mercer St has been cleared

Southbound I-5 traffic is currently traveling at speed into downtown Seattle.

Metro’s Monday morning commute begins, plus the Alaskan Way Viaduct is closed

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Good morning. Metro’s Monday morning commute is underway with the Alaskan Way Viaduct closed and heavy rain in the service area.  An earlier multiple vehicle accident on southbound I-5 at the Mercer St exit likely causing some delays for bus routes using I-5.  Also, Major delays in the Seattle area due to the Viaduct closure are possible.

Reroutes for the 11 buses which use the viaduct are in effect.  If your bus normally uses the viaduct, remember to board your bus on southbound 3rd Av and not on Columbia St.

Even if your bus doesn’t use the viaduct, you may experience delays in service due to heavy vehicle traffic on Aurora Av, I-5 and local roads.  Traffic congestion on the north end of the viaduct is likely to cause specific delays for Metro bus routes 5, 15, 16, 18, 26 Express, 28 Express and 358.

More information about the closure and the affect on bus travel is available at Metro Online.

Thank you for joining us this morning. 

We will be here until 9:00 AM this morning to help keep an
Eye on Your Metro Commute.

Travel safely and have a great morning.