West Seattle Weather Watch: Yes, that’s a snowplow you saw

Though the sun’s out and there’s not a cloud in the sky, at least one snowplow has been traveling West Seattle roads this morning. Cheryl reported a sighting via Twitter, so we checked with SDOT, whose Marybeth Turner confirms: “We’re conducting a test run today so that drivers are familiar with the city’s snow routes and to make sure equipment is functioning properly.” (If you see one, send a photo!) Maybe a good thing they’re testing early, considering the outlook. (Photo at left is from last year’s test runs, while we see if anybody catches one on camera today.)

7 Replies to "West Seattle Weather Watch: Yes, that's a snowplow you saw"

  • Bob Hellbringer September 30, 2010 (12:37 pm)

    Explains why one almost hit me on the Aurora bridge earlier…

  • mlb September 30, 2010 (12:41 pm)

    Let’s hope if they are needed this winter, that they run them with the blades on the ground, instead of 12″ above like a couple years ago. That was the most rediculous thing i’ve ever seen Mayor Nickles.

  • foy - boy September 30, 2010 (1:30 pm)

    Westseattle needs a park and ride. Call the mayor now. Start the campain now. No more bike lanes in westseattle. build a park and ride. Call mayor Mic bike and let him Know.

  • Brad @ Snow Plow Finder September 30, 2010 (5:40 pm)

    Maybe they don’t have faith that they hired the right snow plow contractors. Kinda silly that they need test runs…and a bit of a waste.

  • umm September 30, 2010 (9:15 pm)

    A waste to make sure equipment is functioning properly? Are you mad? My baby is due mid December and if it turns out to really be a snowy winter, I’d be crazy pissed to be stuck at home, not able to get to the hospital, and find out the roads couldn’t be plowed because the plows weren’t working properly. They’re definitely doing the right thing with test runs.

    • WSB September 30, 2010 (9:48 pm)

      They also do test runs so that drivers know the routes. We did a ridealong last year when SDOT did pre-winter media briefings (Marybeth told me today they’ll have a briefing later this fall).

  • austin October 3, 2010 (8:10 am)

    I hope we get hit hard this winter, if only to get to read all the hilarious and absurd comments from the doitformes blowing things out of proportion again.

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