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Seattle-Everett Service Disruptions

The best way to stay informed about service disruptions and cancelations is to subscribe to Rider Alerts. Or, refer to our Rider Alerts posted on our website or @MyCommTransBus Twitter account.

Listed below are northbound travel options we recommend when main highways are closed and our service reroutes or is canceled.

Please note: road closures and detours may not always be the same when they occur, so suggested options and reroutes are subject to change.

Seattle to Everett Travel Options

If I-5 is closed at SR 520 and I-90 Northbound (late afternoon into evening)


  • All Northbound buses in Seattle will return via I-90 east and I-405 north, or will use Eastlake to 45th to I-5
  • ST Route 512:
    • Southbound Route 512: 45th St will be the last stop served
    • Northbound Route 512: NB- 45th will be the first stop served
  • Northbound Route 413 (the only Community Transit route still operating in the late afternoon and evening) – will start service at Lynnwood Transit Center.
Map showing NE 45th St. service options when Seattle to Everett service is interrupted

If downtown Seattle to Everett Service is Disrupted

  • Take Link light rail to UW Station (see map below.) At UW, take any of these bus trips to head northbound:
    • Board Route 810 (Monday-Friday only) to Lynnwood Transit Center to connect to all Community Transit & Sound Transit services. Additional buses will be on hand to accommodate all customers.
    • Take KCMetro Route 372 (UW to UW Bothell). Then transfer to Sound Transit Route 535.
  • Take KCMetro Rapid Ride E to Aurora Village Transit Center. Then take Swift Blue Line to Everett Transit Center, or connect to additional local Community Transit or Sound Transit service.
  • Catch a ride on Sounder North (Monday-Friday only) at 4:33 p.m. and 5:35 p.m. for Edmonds, Mukilteo and Everett Stations.
UW Map for Link Options Due to No Seattle Bus Service