Is this the craziest Seattle winter ever? Like me, you’re waking up this morning to find about 2-3 inches of snow on the ground for something like the 20th time this season.
Here’s the scoop:
- There’s fresh powder on the side streets and a wet slush on the arterials
- Seattle public schools are starting two hours late, with school buses on snow routes
- There are no official Metro bus cancellations or reroutes yet. But there’s not any automated data of buses moving either. We haven’t seen any on our brief sojourn outdoors.
- With this much accumulation and temperatures just below freezing, you can assume that the blue & black-diamond routes will be difficult this morning. Jackson will typically be your best option for getting to and from downtown.
- SDOT says plows are out. We haven’t spotted any near CDNews HQ yet.
SEATTLE–Snow was falling and sticking to roadway pavement early this morning in Seattle. In the early morning hours crews shifted from responding to reports of ice on the roadway to responding to snow. Trucks with plows are assigned to major arterial streets throughout the city, attending primarily to inbound traffic lanes for the morning commute.
We’ll update this as things get going and conditions change this morning.
Update: 8:03am – Just got back from a walk around the neighborhood. All the major arterials are passable, including Cherry, Jefferson, Yesler, and Jackson. But no buses have been seen running yet. Lots of people waiting for them at the stops. Pics coming soon…
Update x2: 8:33am – Just saw the first #48 bus go by 23rd & Cherry. It was packed to the gills…
Update x3: 10:34am – Got a text message from a friend:
The 2 was pretty much on time this morning with chains. Saw low on mad but not union. Took #2 to work.