West Seattle snow: Quick links and who’s closed/open

Updated 12:46 am Wednesday – retimestamped again to keep it below the main post – (this list was first created Sunday). We will keep updating as info becomes available:


WSB Traffic page with city, state, county cams specifically from, or relevant to, WS
Metro bus route cancellation/reroute status
Real-time bus updates (not necessarily for all)
King County Road Alerts
WSDOT cameras and traffic alerts
Washington State Ferries service bulletins
Sound Transit service alerts (buses, Sounder)

Seattle Public Utilities couldn’t pick up trash Tuesday, will assess Wednesday feasibility today
Puget Sound Energy service alerts

The latest update is on the Parks Department home page with Wednesday plans

Seattle Public Library system home page (all branches are CLOSED today and Christmas Day)

FAA airport-status page (which will show you what’s up with other airports nationwide)
Sea-Tac real-time flight info

King County running list of closures etc.
City of Seattle collection of links and news releases

Amtrak service alerts and advisories
Greyhound service advisories

National Weather Service – Seattle
Cliff Mass’ Weather Blog

WHAT’S OPEN/CLOSED WEDNESDAY (in categories not mentioned above)
Illusions Hair Design (WSB sponsor) CLOSED till Saturday
From the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor):

Wednesday, 12/24
Both YMCA Facilities Closed

Thursday, 12/25
Both YMCA Facilities Closed – Merry Christmas!

Friday, 12/26
Both YMCA Facilities Open at Normal Times

Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) open till 3 pm
Twilight Art in The Junction open till 3 pm and collecting new unwrapped toys for Treehouse
University of Washington closed

Real-time Twitter updates tagged as storm coverage – from all over the Seattle area!
Live 911 dispatch log (Seattle fire/medic only, NOT police, NOT sheriff/county fire units)

Particular links you’d like to see us add? Open/closed status to report (businesses, organizations, events, whatever)? Please leave a comment and/or e-mail us – editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!

26 Replies to "West Seattle snow: Quick links and who's closed/open"

  • BernieC December 21, 2008 (5:13 pm)

    Amtrak’s been having all sorts of issues today too:


  • gatewoodgirl December 21, 2008 (5:51 pm)

    I just got word that the Sounder to Tacoma from the Seahawks game is stuck and not going back – and the passengers are out so police had to respond.

  • gatewoodgirl December 21, 2008 (5:52 pm)

    ****I meant passengers are pissed and raucous — so SPD had to respond understandably!

  • WSB December 21, 2008 (6:07 pm)

    thanks – I sent that out by Twitter too. Will add Sound Transit/Sounder links here – ST had some web trouble a couple days ago when this all revved up, hope they’ve taken care of it.

  • p December 21, 2008 (6:21 pm)

    Ok mapping Alice..Left the U district at 4:30, compact snow and ice on I5 took the west seattle bridge, again compact snow and ice, up to fauntleroy and raymond. Fauntleroy is pretty deep with snow. Turned around (picked up the partner) and north on Fauntleroy, right on Alaska, right on 35th all the way down to Barton, took a left to 26th and down to 109th to our house. Roads are snow covered, and have ruts from the cars. We have a front wheel drive 9 year old protege that did just fine. Mind you new tires were put on, on the day after thanksgiving (sears had a kick butt sale). We are very seasoned drivers in this and I can tell when someone is not, i.e. slowing way down on a slight hill, big no no…keep up your speed! I would really say not to get out there unless you absolutely have to.

  • p December 21, 2008 (6:22 pm)

    Oh, and I forgot, Mags, ask your daughter to ask her dr. for a note, the simple stress of driving in this couldn’t be healthy for a pregnancy!

  • pigeonmom December 21, 2008 (6:36 pm)

    Not in WS but just heard power is out on N end of Vashon.

  • Katie December 21, 2008 (6:40 pm)

    So, metro released a statement that they will only be running half of the buses, but the page listing the canceled routes doesn’t seem to updated. I really hope they update their site before tomorrow morning.

  • FabulousEm December 21, 2008 (6:53 pm)

    Just got back from Westwood Village, Barnes & Noble is closing at 7 PM. QFC is open and pretty stocked. They are almost completely out of eggs.

  • WSB December 21, 2008 (6:56 pm)

    thanks – will update with barnes/noble. their community relations person Robin was super-cool earlier today when I called and asked if she could tell us if Santa was at Westwood Village – she walked over to check. Reminder to all – this is a post listing who’s open/closed and fixed links .. we’ll be starting the evening “discuss road conditions etc.” thread in a couple minutes.

  • AD December 21, 2008 (7:03 pm)

    Gatewoodgirl… yikes. My mom usually runs that Sounder train.

  • yumpears December 21, 2008 (7:26 pm)

    Pagliacci is open but you have to pick up — they are not delivering (at least not down to 47th & Alaska).

    But the hubby is driving up for his pizza fix now – yeah for Pagliacci’s.

  • p December 21, 2008 (7:40 pm)

    Pizza time on 35th closed at 5, forgot to mention that earlier!

  • p December 21, 2008 (7:44 pm)

    One thing I totally spaced on, if you know your neighbor is elderly, handicapped, etc, please check on them! I have been in constant contact with my neighbors to make sure that they are ok. If you are going to go out for something, ask people around you if they need something, a ride, etc. Sometimes just getting out of the house helps. And hey, if you are baking, take a plate over and interduce yourself if you don’t know your neighbor. Its times like these that we can take a moment to meet our neighbors and hopefully make some new found friends! We are baking tonight and I am delivering tomorrow!

  • Carol December 21, 2008 (7:45 pm)

    Lights are back on in my part of Port Orchard after being out for about an hour this afternoon. No wind, so it must have been a tree limb or something else that took out the power. Garbage pickup for us tomorrow is looking like it won’t happen.

  • p December 21, 2008 (7:45 pm)

    ok, I cannot spell……..

  • Ash December 21, 2008 (9:33 pm)

    I saw that Amtrak’s trains are cancelled – does anyone know about the status of the buses leaving from King St. Station and heading to Eastern WA tomorrow morning? I tried calling Amtrak (since that is who I booked my bus ticket through on their website), and the wait time for a service agent was 17 minutes. Tried calling King St. Station, which is supposed to be open until 10:30, and got no answer and their message box is full (understandably).

    I just want to make sure I still need to be at the station tomorrow morning! Any suggestions for where else to look?

  • thatgirl December 22, 2008 (10:29 am)

    that FAA link doesn’t tell anything. when you click on seattle, it brings up San Fran info.

  • GeneseeHillMike December 23, 2008 (10:31 am)

    Chico’s in WWV is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • stuart December 23, 2008 (10:48 am)

    Looking like I will be stuck in West Seattle Xmas Eve- can’t drive to relatives as planned, so wondering what restaurants in the alaska junction may be open serving dinner on the 24th? TX~

  • WSB December 23, 2008 (10:50 am)

    Every year I say we’re going to make a list and every year I can’t find time … if everybody makes one phone call (there are 100 plus restaurants in WS) and posts the results here, I’ll add it to the open/closed list (I am working on Christmas coffeehouses and Christmas Eve services right now, both are WSB traditions) … TR

  • stuart December 23, 2008 (12:28 pm)

    I made a few calls- here’s what I found out:
    Dec. 24th- Xmas Eve

    Jaks Grill: closed
    Charlestown Cafe: 7am-3pm – closes at 3pm
    Shadowland: reg. hrs- 11am- 2am
    Spring Hill- NA

    Looks like we’ll be trekking to Shadowland after xmas eve svc at HR!

  • Julie December 23, 2008 (2:15 pm)

    Olarn Thai will be open Christmas Day from 12:00-9:30 PM.

    Olarn Thai Bistro
    5258 California Ave SW
    Seattle, WA 98136

  • jm December 23, 2008 (3:16 pm)

    Is the mail getting delivered through all of this? We didn’t get any mail yesterday and they haven’t been here yet today.

  • stuart December 23, 2008 (3:25 pm)

    Elliot Bay Brewery open Dec 24th- kitchen closes at 7:30pm- bar closes at 8pm

    West 5 open- didn’t get the hrs.

  • miws December 23, 2008 (6:23 pm)

    jm, I’ve been regularly getting mail here on California Av in the Morgan Junction area since the snow first hit.


    However, reading through the posts on the threads here on the Blog that relate to ongoing conditions, etc, apparently many have not gotten their mail, some for several days in a row.


    Also, a poster has posted on at least a couple of those threads, that as of a couple days or so ago, USPS has directed all Carriers to be back to their base Post Office by 4:30 pm, due to so many of them falling and getting into accidents and such.



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