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Winter storm recap: How our crews rose to the challenge of major snow and ice to help Seattleites in need

Blog stats: 1,100 words | 7-minute read Stories at-a-glance: From snow to ice to wild winds, the weather in the Pacific Northwest has thrown us some very chilly curveballs already this winter. Luckily, we got through it together thanks in large part to the hard work of our response crews,… [ Keep reading ]

Spokane St Swing Bridge remains closed while SDOT repairs machinery damaged after ice storm power outage

Closure for people biking, walking, and driving and freight traffic will last minimum of 2 weeks. The Spokane St Swing Bridge (Low Bridge) will remain closed for at least two weeks while our crews continue working to repair mechanical issues that intensified after a power outage during the ice storm… [ Keep reading ]

WINTER WEATHER | Expect high winds, flooding, and possible landslides in Seattle and adjust your travel accordingly! 

As you’ve likely noticed, it’s already quite windy and wet today. The National Weather Service has predicted a blustery Tuesday. We are prepared to respond to landslides, downed trees, and traffic signal issues. Our first priority is to keep everyone as safe as possible, and we appreciate you doing your… [ Keep reading ]

With temperatures rising, please be aware of the potential for flooding, pooled water, landslides, and more

After several days of snow, ice, and below-freezing conditions, the forecast calls for temperatures to begin rising tonight, and remain warmer in the coming days, along with significant rainfall. Here are some tips and reminders to help you stay safe if you need to travel. Please be aware of potential… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Biking and scooting to transit, travel safety tips for darker weather conditions, and Levy to Move Seattle project highlights

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top posts from November. Please note: you can click on the headlines to go directly to any specific blog post (#1-5) – or just read on for a shorter recap of… [ Keep reading ]

Winter weather safety reminders and how you can stay informed

Quick links: With temperatures expected to be below freezing much of this week and snow in the forecast, we want to remind the public to travel with caution, as street conditions may be slick and icy. While it’s a busy holiday travel week, we urge you to go slow, leave… [ Keep reading ]

Snow is here! You’ll see some light snow this morning, and possibly Wednesday night into early Thursday. We’re prepared, and you can be too. 

Earlier this month, we shared tips to stay safe and prepared for snow. Read more: Remember, you can count on us to clear major streets, but crews can’t be everywhere at once. It is everyone’s responsibility to clear ice and snow from the sidewalks around their homes and businesses to… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Month | Healthy Streets updates, Seattle Transportation Plan outreach, tips for fall and winter weather, and more! 

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top posts from October. SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – October 2022 Find out what’s next for Healthy Streets in Seattle  Seattle Transportation Plan | More ways for you to share your… Filed Under: Accessibility, Busses, Community Involvement, SDOT, Transit, Trees and Vegetation, Winter WeatherTagged With: , ,

We’re conducting a snow plow practice run this week. Here’s how you can prepare for winter.

We are ready to respond to winter storms. On Thursday, November 3, we will hold a snow plow training exercise to test equipment and ensure that snow plow drivers are familiar with their routes. This training exercise is one example of the work that occurs year-round to prepare for winter… [ Keep reading ]

Fall is here, and we’re sharing important reminders to help keep sidewalks, planting strips, and gutters clear!

Please note: this blog post is available in additional languages via the links below, including Amharic, Chinese, Korean, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese: ፀደይ እዚህ ነው፣ እና እኛ የእግረኛ መንገዶችን፣ የመትከያ ቁራጭ መሬቶችን እና የውሃ ፍሳሽ ቦዮችን ለመጥረግ እንዲረዳን ጠቃሚ አስታዋሾችን እያጋራን ነው! 秋天如期而至,我們正在分享重要的提示,以幫助保持人行道、綠化帶和排水溝通暢無阻! 가을이 왔습니다! 저희 시애틀 교통국(SDOT)에서는 보도,… [ Keep reading ]