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Tuesday’s weather challenges

November 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

5:30pm  A group of people gave this van a much needed push to make it up the hill to 15th Ave NE today.  Karissa Bodnar snapped the photo, along with one of snow on the UW campus.  A special thanks to all the UW communication students who supplied most of the photos on our site today.

5pm  Seattle Public Schools closed Wednesday.

4 p.m. Here are the highlights from the latest snow update from the City:

  • Residents and businesses are advised they are responsible for clearing the sidewalks in front of their homes or businesses.
  • As of 2pm, SDOT had eight plow/spreader trucks operating in the north end.
  • No decision yet on whether garbage, recycling and yard waste will be picked up Wednesday.
  • SPD will not cite routine parking violations or overtime/peak violations but will tow cars blocking streets.
  • All locations of the Seattle Public Library will be open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
  • 3pm  We’re posting some more photos from around the U-District today.  Thanks to Yuzheng Zhuang and Joi Niemeyer for sending these pics to us.

    UW Tower

    Safeway on Brooklyn Ave

    Side street off The Ave closed due to ice

    Greek row

    12:30pm  Sam Han snapped this photo today from his apartment on 42nd and 8th Ave NE.  He spent most of last night listening to cars harshly accelerating (unsuccessfully) and then sliding down the hill.

    Noon  UW staff and students have the day off, but the folks at the University District Food Bank are hard at work preparing for what would normally be one of the busiest weeks of the year. Staff members are scraping ice off the sidewalks and stocking shelves to make sure the families who rely on the food bank each week can have access to some of the essentials for their Thanksgiving meal.

    Photo of work going on inside the U District Food Bank

    10:45am  Adding some photos of the NE 45th Street Viaduct and Denny Hall taken during the worst of the snowfall last night.  Thanks to Luke Springer.

    9am  The University of Washington has canceled operations and classes today according to its emergency website.

    Red Square on UW Campus at 9am this morning

    Seattle Public Utilities says garbage, recycling and yard waste service is canceled today due to dangerous road conditions. Missed customers will be collected next Tuesday, November 30, and allowed to set out double their normal amount of garbage at no additional charge.

    King County Metro buses are still on snow routes Tuesday morning and some routes have been canceled.  Check here for the latest route information.

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