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Moving toward zero.

Positive trends Seattle is one of the safest cities in the country, even as we continue to grow at a record pace. Today, we’re previewing some exciting news with the City Council’s Transportation and Sustainability Committee. Preliminary data from 2018 indicate a continued downward trend in fatal and serious injury… [ Keep reading ]

Getting roads and sidewalks ready for school. Communities lend a hand (or a #SharedShovel) to help reopen schools on Thursday.

Today was all hands on deck – we need all the help we can get! Parents and kids, local businesses, faith communities, community groups and organizations, and neighbors, joined our effort to shovel local sidewalks near elementary schools. This was a great opportunity to meet and bond with neighbors. While the weather looked better today,… [ Keep reading ]

It’s not over yet – more freezing temperature on the way! Please clear storm drains.

We can’t say it enough. Did you think we were going to say please shovel your walkways and sidewalks? Well, you’re wwrrrooong….right!? Well, first we wanted to give Seattle a giant-sized snowball-snowcone worth of a humungous thank you for helping the snow response effort by shoveling and clearing the snow… [ Keep reading ]

Say what, now? Learn how to talk #WinterWeatherResponse nerd speak.

  Sometimes we talk nerd. From time to time, we SDOTTERS have been known to speak in some really ridiculous technical nerd transportation speak that resembles what most would think might be an alien language? but really – English. During our #WinterWeatherResponse, our operations team go full throttle with strange words… [ Keep reading ]

SNOW & ICE IN SEATTLE — It takes a city!

Yep! We’re in for more snow. Snow in Seattle – it doesn’t happen often, but when it does (“Yaaay – snow days!” said all the kids in Seattle), it can impact our transportation system and the way we all get around. In Seattle, some winters bring heavy snowfall and other… [ Keep reading ]

Managing the winter weather. We’re working for you.

The snow is falling and a winter weather advisory remains in place until 1 PM this afternoon. To maintain access to essential services we’ve been pretreating streets, plowing snow, and working closely with our partners. Follow our progress and see where our plows have been. View our traffic cameras on… [ Keep reading ]

WE’RE READY: The coldest air of the season arrives this Sunday w/a chance for snow.

We might finally see some snow this weekend. Does anyone else think that winter has been a month off this season? Starting this Sunday, February 3 until the middle of next week, we’re expected to have the coldest air of the season. Here’s what the National Weather Service is predicting:… [ Keep reading ]

Monday, Feb 4: We’re closing the west side of the 23rd Ave S & S Judkins St intersection.

We’re placing conduit. Here’s what you can expect. As the initial closure of the east side of the intersection wraps up, we’ll be moving to the west side of the 23rd Ave S and S Judkins St intersection on Monday, February 4. We will be digging a trenching across the… [ Keep reading ]

Slowing down has a serious upside when it comes to traffic safety

There’s this saying that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, in some ways the next three weeks present us with a series of opportunities to squeeze the heck out of some lemons. And with today’s sunshine and clear skies, it almost (almost) feels like we’re not in the… [ Keep reading ]

Storm Advisory: Getting gusty! High winds throughout the day. See our quick tips!

You’ve likely noticed, it’s already quite windy and wet today. The National Weather Service is predicting a blustery Thursday, with sustained southerly winds (25-40 MPH) and gusts up to 60 MPH from 10 AM to 7 PM in the Seattle area. To that effect, they’ve issued a High Wind Warning… [ Keep reading ]