South Park Bridge and E Marginal Way S are closed due to fallen power poles.
Crews will work all night to respond to the hazard, but expect the road and bridge to remain closed on Monday.
Seattle (October 25, 2021) – Due to fallen utility poles and power lines, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has closed East Marginal Way South to all members of the public in Georgetown between 14th Ave S and S 86th Pl in both directions. This closure blocks all access to the South Park Bridge, which is also closed to the public. The road and bridge is currently expected to remain closed overnight and into Monday and will be reopened once Seattle City Light (SCL) crews verify that the area is safe to travel through.
SDOT and Seattle City Light (SCL) crews are working around the clock in extreme storm conditions to respond to the hazard, clear debris from the streets, and safely repair wires so that the road can be reopened and power returned to customers. SCL is also working to respond to over 100 events caused by extreme weather and restore power throughout Seattle.
Travelers should plan ahead for delays on Monday. While the 1st Ave S bridge (State Route 509) will be open, long delays and far reaching congestion are expected. SDOT encourages everyone who has the option to stay home or flex their commute times to avoid driving during peak times to do this. If you need to drive, please obey all traffic signs and follow detour routes, police directions, or find alternate routes. Notifications and travel advisories will be shared as streets reopen or conditions change.
The SDOT’s Travelers Map shows the latest street and bridge closures and shares camera feeds to monitor condition. The map is available at https://web6.seattle.gov/travelers.