Interstate 90 is closed. One narrow, circuitous route west was left open Friday: the West Mercer Island on-ramp that filters onto the floating bridge. On Friday afternoon and evening, drivers seeking that way across the bridge caused enormous traffic backups on I-90 and on the side streets of Mercer Island.
There is more to this story, but you aren’t hearing about it online – on social media from the many Tv traffic reporters in Seattle. Former Tv-radio traffic reporter, Tracy Taylor, now working for the City of Kent, IS online, and reporting traffic situations, such as the I90 closure and resulting clusterf***. These Tv-radio folks are not on top of it, providing best scenario advice to drivers. With all of the Tv-radio folks working in the media and reporting on traffic daily, you would think they would be following up online about this situation. But…NO.
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I can only surmise they are busy with selfies and tweets about how hard they are forced to work at their respective mother-ships.
The TV and radio reporters were, I dunno… on TV and radio? Good for Tracy for donating her free time to tweet about it, but it’s not like people didn’t have information. There are two major radio stations that do frequent traffic updates — one, every 10 minutes. If that’s too much trouble, the DOT tweets and has a website with flow maps and cameras. The media is in the financial mess it’s in in large part because they have wasted so much time pushing content everywhere except the platforms that generate revenue.