The big thaw is underway, with high temperatures in the mid-40s for the next few days (toasty!). But somehow that’s not improving our transit situation.
The 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 14, and 27 are still suspended, at least on this side of town. The #3 is actually running north from downtown through the steep hills of Queen Anne, but they’re not bothering yet with our neighborhood. You’ll notice that this makes it more than a week without bus service to a very transit-dependent neighborhood. The #48 is the only option, and it’s supposedly running its normal route.
So if you’re trying to get downtown for work or to wait in line at the Macy’s return counter, your best option would be to take the #48 south to Rainier and then transfer to a northbound, and likely packed-to-the-gills #7 bus. Estimated travel time: probably only a couple of hours.
Driving conditions don’t appear to have changed much – there’s still plenty of snow on the ground and packed snow and ice on most routes. 4WD and front-wheel-drive with chains should be able to get around. Others, not so much.