They say they’re ready – really and truly ready

More detailed declarations are out today from various local/regional government agencies saying they are all set to handle whatever winter throws at them (oh, say, something icy like the weather that led to the scene below in Upper Fauntleroy last January). Here’s what the state says; here’s what the county says; and here’s how the city puts it.icyjanuary11th.jpg There are some specifics of interest, including, from the county press release: “Through an effort spearheaded by the King County Department of Transportation, cities all across the county have teamed up with Metro Transit and the county’s Roads Services Division to more closely link priority snow removal routes with bus routes.” And from WSDOT’s press release: “This year WSDOT has: installed new, more reliable wind sensors on the SR 520 and I-90 bridges; added new supply stockpiles at locations closer to the roads they serve; added more deicer capacity to dozens of trucks; provided hand-held road temperature sensors to dozens of drivers; incorporated transit routes into snow removal plans; sent more staff to snow college to become better trained in snow fighting; cross-trained additional staff to work in the emergency operations center and serve as plow truck operators Incident Response Team members.” The various agencies also are teaming up on the Take Winter by Storm website. No early November storm in sight at this point, knock wood; the forecast for Friday and beyond looks promising.

4 Replies to "They say they're ready - really and truly ready"

  • grr October 30, 2007 (6:57 pm)

    I shudder to think about being out of power for EIGHT DAYS again, like last year. Worst off, we could SEE the power on BEHIND us, AND across the street…Just OUR side of the road…went without for DAYS after others nearby were turned back on.

  • Michelle October 30, 2007 (7:17 pm)

    Us too in the 7000 block of Fauntleroy…7 though for us I think.

  • herongrrrl October 30, 2007 (7:51 pm)

    Uh huh, sure they’re all ready NOW, and we won’t likely have another winter like last year for another ten years or so, by which time they won’t be ready for it again. And so it goes…

  • Jan October 31, 2007 (9:11 pm)

    promises, promises, promises…

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