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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 ]

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 ]

Best of the Month | Responding to winter weather, advancing the final phase of West Seattle Bridge repairs, and discovering the joy of walking in Seattle!

In case you missed it, we’re sharing highlights from the SDOT Blog each month. Here are some of our top blog posts from January. SDOT Blog Monthly Highlights – January 2022: 1) Winter storm recap: How we responded in challenging conditions. 2) We filled 15,000 potholes in 2021 and about… [ Keep reading ]

Recent winter storms have wreaked havoc on our roads. We’ve already filled 7,500+ potholes this year, compared to 15,000 last year. Thank you for your patience as we continue this pothole repair work!

Editor’s Note (February 18, 2022): We have now filled over 7,500 potholes in 2022. We tripled the usual pothole response effort and filled about six months worth of potholes in just six weeks. But new potholes are continuing to appear every day, so if you see a pothole, please let… [ Keep reading ]

Heads up, travelers: Heavy rains, melting snow, and high winds are causing traffic disruptions across Seattle

Due to melting snow and heavy rain, we’re responding to flooding, landslides, downed trees, and power outages throughout Seattle, including West Seattle and South Park on the West Seattle Bridge detour routes. Look for fallen trees, flooding, landslides, power and traffic signal outages to affect commutes now through the weekend as we respond and clean up. Be safe out there. Street… [ Keep reading ]

Winter storm recap: How we responded in challenging conditions

Here at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), we prepare year-round for all types of challenging weather conditions – from the record-breaking heatwave last summer reaching 108 degrees to the recent winter snowstorms and sub-freezing temperatures, which dropped into the teens – the coldest overnight lows we’ve seen in Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Snow storm update: Where we stand as we head into the New Year weekend, plus a few important safety reminders

Since snow first arrived to the Seattle area over the December 25-26 weekend, our crews have been working tirelessly to help clear roads across the city and provide reliable access routes for transit and emergency services as part of our winter weather response plan. When another round of snow fell… [ Keep reading ]

Updated 1/4/2022: Winter weather status – How we’re responding to snow and ice, and resources to stay informed

Latest Update: 1/4/2022, 12:55 PM Weather Update: We continue to see winter weather in Seattle. Temperatures are low and fluctuating above and below freezing, creating ice on streets and sidewalks across the city as snow melts and then potentially turns into black ice. The National Weather Service website has the… [ Keep reading ]

We’re conducting a snow plow test run this week. Here’s how you can help us prepare for winter snow storms.

We are ready to respond to winter storms. On Thursday, December 9, 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 ]