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Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Mayor Ed Murray issues statement regarding incident on SR-99 bridge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
9/24/2015  1:50:00 PM
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Mayor Ed Murray issues statement regarding incident on SR-99 bridge

SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray released the following statement:

"Seattle had a terrible tragedy today. There has been loss of life and dozens of injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, those injured and their loved ones,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “People are being treated at area hospitals. We believe the bus was carrying international students and we’re reaching out to Consulates,” he said.

“For residents and visitors, this is going to create significant traffic delays throughout the afternoon and into the evening.  I urge commuters to use alternative routes and adjust their plans accordingly,” he said.

“The Aurora Avenue Bridge will remain closed and may remain closed into the evening commute. To accommodate rerouted traffic, the Fremont Avenue Bridge will remain open to street traffic, but closed to boat openings for the time-being.”

The Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Police Department and Seattle Fire Department will continue to provide updates on social media throughout the day.

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