I’m officially tired of the snow. Today’s report is a bit like groundhog day. A cut/paste from any of the past 3 days would be just fine.
Most streets are still packed snow and ice, and the heavy freeze overnight has really iced up the places that thawed a bit yesterday. The one exception is on parts of the northbound lanes of 23rd Ave where there’s some bare and wet pavement visible.
Metro is still completely screwed up, with the 2, 3, 4, 8, and 9 still suspended. The #48 is supposedly running its normal route through the neighborhood, but we haven’t seen any yet. The #14 is only running north from downtown and back, and is not traveling up Jackson to the CD and Mt. Baker.
Be careful out there!
I just talked with a supervisor at the p.o. He confirmed that my whole route was not delivered yesterday. Said that 11 carriers called in sick, and two were injured while delivering.
The specific route would include 24th and 25th avenues from Union to Pine and whatever goes along with that.
I neeeeeeed bussssss.
3 cheers for Melvin, our mail carrier! He gets the mail there everyday! When we have a substitute, we get skipped routinely.
Although I love the exercise, walking to work is getting old. The buses are making it up & down the Wedgewood & View Ridge hills—what’s up with that?!
I want to thank everyone at Central District News Head quarters for making the snow news fun to read. I appreciate the pics and anecdotes! Keep em coming!
I called the Mayors’ office yesterday, said bus dept is Ron Sims problem. Tried calling Sims office today, and the automated answering response system disconnected each time….that’s gov’t for you…..
We are getting our mail in Madrona……Yeah for MAC our mailman who has been on this route for a very long time.
Saw the north-bound 48 at 7:20ish this morning!
Just got back into town … going out to shovel the walk now. Not as pretty, but our mail carriers can use all the help they can get (they often struggle even in good weather; alternatively, they are very good at delivering Cremant’s mail to us and things like our stimulus checks to our neighbors). That said, it’s great to be back and huge thanks to everyone who posted pics and updates!
Oh so its running today? I waited an hour yesterday afternoon at Douglass-Truth, it was no-show even though it looked like the most optimal road conditions I’d seen in ages
3 inches of new snow due tonight.
The number 7 bus is running if you can get to Rainier Ave.
Go to http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/citizen_response.htm to send email to Hizzonner … don’t know if it will do any good, but it’s worth a try …
Not sure if this article has been linked to yet, but it offers some good explanations of why we’re still snowed in: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008551284_s
Has anyone seen the #14 moving on S Jackson St?
I live at 29th & Jackson and the 14 hasn’t been traveling up Jackson at all. I think it’s only operating downtown. No bus service at all up here.
and what this points out is the plowing in the CD is totally inefficient.
basically, if you live anywhere east of 23rd, you have to walk to Madison to catch a bus or downtown. I see very few neighborhoods this close to the city that have as little service.
My mail deliverer Toby is the greatest. He came to the block party. These folks are eyes on the street in our community, besides hauling all that mail!
Leave a little something (no cash, no check and under $20 in value) in the mailbox to show your appreciation.
From NOAA.gov for zip code 98122
This Afternoon: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. East southeast wind around 5 mph.
Tonight: Snow likely, mainly after 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Calm wind becoming southeast between 4 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Wednesday: Snow before 10am, then rain and snow. High near 35. South southeast wind between 9 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Wednesday Night: Rain showers before 10pm, then rain and snow showers. Low around 33. South wind between 11 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Christmas Day: Rain and snow showers likely before 10am, then a chance of snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 37. South southeast wind 7 to 9 mph becoming north northwest. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday: Rain and snow. High near 39. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday Night: Rain. Cloudy, with a low around 36.
Saturday: Rain. Cloudy, with a high near 43.
Saturday Night: Rain. Cloudy, with a low around 39.
Sunday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 46.
Sunday Night: Rain. Cloudy, with a low around 37.
Monday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 44.
Let It Rain! Let It Rain! Let It Rain!
great guitar solo at the end by slow hand.
Honestly I am shocked at how little shoveling actually happens around this town. These side walks are a death trap. Maybe my mid-western heritage has warped me but this is just wrong. you know who you are now get out there and do your duty!
Agreed, and perhaps for the same reasons. Nothing says “open for business” like a shoveled sidewalk.
Where are all the strong young kids with snow shovels willing to do the job for $$$ I’ll pay. I see grandpas out there meticulously shoveling. I don’t have a snow shovel. Took a metal rake to it to get some of the ice broken up and out of the way.