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WE’RE READY: Bring on the snow!

SDOT snow plows Next week might be a snowy one! Cold air & snow are in the forecast starting as early as Monday morning. The National Weather Service is predicting snow in the Seattle lowlands starting early Monday, January 13, and continuing on-and-off through MLK Weekend. We’re ready,… [ Keep reading ]

Winter is coming, but you can take it by storm

With the Thanksgiving holiday around the corner we have put together a quick checklist of ways you can be prepared to take winter by storm.    Get ready for anything  Don’t get caught off–guard this winter. If you wait until the snow starts falling it may be too late… [ Keep reading ]

Post #Snopocalypse potholes repairs. 

The once in a half-century #snOMG mega-storm system (for Seattle ?) has come and gone –  and unfortunately, so have parts of our roads. DOH! The storms dropped over 20 inches of snow on Seattle making this February the snowiest month in 50 years. This caused substantial damage to our roadways and led to… [ 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 ]

More snow + ice on the way – storm response reminders

Our crews have been working non-stop to plow and clear streets, and we are so thankful for them! As more snow and ice heads our way later today and throughout the coming week, they’ll continue to be out there, working hard to prioritize plowing and deicing treatments on our most… [ 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 ]