I’ll tell you, this sure ain’t L.A. There, if the 405 was hosed, I could go up the 5 to the 10. Or the 5 to the 605 to the 105 to the 405 or Sepulveda or another road. There always seemed to be a way to get from Point A to Point B by an alternate route. Seattle? I’m lost. My coworker suggested the 405 or the 99. To take the 405 I’d have had to go way south, so I took the 99 (Aurora). Went pretty well for a few miles, and then it was stop-and-go between traffic lights. I guess it took about an hour and a half to get to Mountlake Terrace. By that time lanes on the 5 had been reopened for about half an hour, so I cut over and got on the freeway. It took 3:45 to get home. The hell of it is, I got to work half an hour early, drove into town instead of taking the bus so I could get home early, left slightly earlier than I normally do. ‘The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley.’
At this time it is unknown whether the 14-year-old boy jumped, or fell from the overpass.
Yeah, 99 is awful up in that area, best to avoid it if possible. You’d have to look at a map and plan out ahead of time how to avoid that area of 5 (not *the *5). Hubby got stuck in it, too. I can think of other routes, but they’d probably not be much of an improvement.