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Wednesday weather scene

November 24th, 2010 by master

The UW has canceled classes for Wednesday.  Here are updates from the Seattle Department of Transportation:

SDOT continues working to prevent freezing on snow routes:

  • Currently the City has 17 trucks with salt spreaders and two flusher trucks deployed.
  • Snow routes are in good condition.
  • There was no significant re-freezing of cleared roadways during the past 24 hours.
  • There are no significant problems on the snow route network.
  • The Alaskan Way Viaduct and the West Seattle High Rise Bridge are bare and dry.
  • Focus is on reopening closed roads. The Seattle Police Department and SDOT are working to review roads currently closed and will update the list online.
  • The City will focus on efforts to prevent re-freezing, address trouble spots on Level 3 routes, and bring more roads off the closed list.
  • Because of the possibility of precipitation today leading to the formation of black ice tonight, some roads will remain closed.
  • 24 hour shifts will continue through Thursday, November 25.
  • Here are some other quick notes:

  • Seattle Schools are closed again today. No school and no activities.
  • No residential garbage, yard waste or recycling pick-ups Wednesday, November 24. If today is your collection day, you can put double the trash out next week.
  • Libraries will be open from noon to 5 p.m. today.
  • Metro Transit is once again running on snow routes.
  • Photo taken late Tuesday night at Ravenna and Roosevelt by Laura Bernstein

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    Tuesday's weather challenges

    November 23rd, 2010 by master

    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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    Tuesday’s weather challenges

    November 23rd, 2010 by master

    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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    Snow around the U-District

    November 22nd, 2010 by master

    5:30pm  Here are some live images of SDOT cameras around the U-District that refresh every minute or so. 2nd image is Montlake Blvd at 25th Ave.

    3:30pm  Looks like the most intense snow will fall over the next couple of hours.  The wind won’t help things.  The Seattle Parks department is closing all community centers programs scheduled after 6pm as well as all athletic fields.  You can check out this video of snowfall around the U-District and Wallingford from our news partners at the Seattle Times.

    12:30pm We’re adding some photos taken by Jeff during his walk to work on NE 45th at I-5.

    8:30am As you can tell from the SDOT traffic cameras around the U-District, the snow is definitely sticking around where cars haven’t already passed over it. These images were taken around 8am from Montlake Blvd near Husky Stadium and on NE 45th near U Village. Send your photos to tips@udistrictdaily.com and we’ll post them. Also feel free to post any snow info or conditions on your street in the comments below.

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