Photojournal: Seattle Rush Hour Evaporates

COVID-19 cases continue to grow in King County and officials recommend employers allow as many people to telecommute as possible to slow the spread of coronavirus. Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and other tech firms tell their thousands of Seattle-based employees to stay home. Seattle typically ranks 2nd worst in the nation for traffic congestion but the streets clear rapidly. As many more businesses are restricted or closed, the roads become even emptier and the early morning commute becomes completely unrecognizable. I took these images overlooking downtown Seattle on a Friday morning, around 7:30-8:00am, during what should have been bumper-to-bumper rush hour traffic.

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