West Seattle snow/ice: Wednesday pm updates; new ‘advisory’

(Refresh for latest pic of WS Bridge, looking eastbound, and 1st Ave. S. Bridge, more on the WSB Traffic cams page)
Starting this a little earlier than planned, as there are various things to note: South Seattle Community College is closing at 2 pm and canceling evening classes, for starters. This report will again be “stuck” to the top of the page, with newer news appearing below it for now. You can find the morning/midday/early-afternoon reader reports on road conditions by going here. If the clouds are worrying you, here’s the forecast as updated this morning:


2:34 PM: No road problems reported currently (or all day!), in case you were wondering. Also a reminder that both city libraries and community centers are closing at 5 pm.

4:48 PM UPDATE: No problems on the roads. Reminder that we have published our “who’s open Thanksgiving” list for restaurants, grocery stores, and coffee shops – find it here – and the West Seattle Holidays page has a few other Thanksgiving notes, such as holiday workouts. If you have to drive tomorrow morning to get to Grandma’s house (or anywhere else) for Thanksgiving, WSDOT warns that road ice is possible with temperatures still low and a “mix of rain or snow in the forecast.” (Since WSB is 24/7/365, if there’s anything you need to know in or around West Seattle, we’ll be here.)

5:01 PM UPDATE: There’s a new “winter weather advisory” in effect 6 pm tonight to 1 pm tomorrow, with that chance of light snow/flurries tonight/tomorrow morning, plus, once the temperatures warm tomorrow morning, “a chance of light freezing rain or light sleet.”

5:56 PM UPDATE: Metro will remain on snow routing through at least tomorrow morning. Tomorrow it’s on Sunday service; Friday it’s on “reduced weekday service.” And Thursday-Friday, there’s no King County Water Taxi (that goes for the shuttle buses too).

6:49 PM UPDATE: Via Facebook, Stacey reports some snowflakes in north West Seattle. Nothing down here so far.

15 Replies to "West Seattle snow/ice: Wednesday pm updates; new 'advisory'"

  • Ken November 24, 2010 (1:56 pm)

    Some mighty dark, ominous clouds to the south… no significant snow forecast, but…

    • WSB November 24, 2010 (2:02 pm)

      yes, I just put the forecast in the blurb … at one point yesterday, today’s forecast was sunny all day … hmm.

  • GenHillOne November 24, 2010 (2:21 pm)

    Just walked north up 44th from the Junction. Got to give a big “thumbs up” to the de-icing truck who was running up & down the hills to the west of 44th. So they’re starting to do some side streets:) I was able to see him hit Andover and Dakota and watched him NOT do Genessee where the caution tape someone strung up still remains. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! Not only has that street not benefited from some increased traffic, but now it missed out on de-icer.

  • DM November 24, 2010 (3:24 pm)

    I waited for a “125 to downtown” bus for an hour and a half early this afternoon (at Holden and 16th, on the snow route). Eventually gave up. Seemed odd that the bus/buses didn’t show up since the roads looked decent. Anyone know what the hang-up might have been? Since I waited for an hour and half to no avail, I would at least like to have my curiosity satisfied.

  • ambc November 24, 2010 (4:27 pm)

    DM, I had the same thing happen yesterday morning and this morning. In both cases, I saw several 125’s heading south, but none came north. Just blocks away, the 23, 54 & 120 all seemed to be moving with some regularity. Haven’t had a chance to email Metro and find out if there was a problem as I’ve been late to work the last two days….

  • DM November 24, 2010 (4:40 pm)

    Thanks ambc. We saw lots of rerouted 23’s, a few 128’s but only one south bound 125. I’m wondering what the chronic “trouble spot” is for the 125 to downtown. Tomorrow I’ll play it safe, hike down to Delridge and take the first thing smoke’n North! Have a nice Thanksgiving!

  • KT November 24, 2010 (4:43 pm)

    The 55 took the normal route downtown over the bridge onto the viaduct this AM and this afternoon took the snow route. Wow.

  • Sue November 24, 2010 (5:24 pm)

    That new weather advisory better be very, very wrong…

  • Valerie November 24, 2010 (5:33 pm)

    That’s what I’m thinkin’ too, Sue…

  • LyndaB November 24, 2010 (8:38 pm)

    it’s so quiet in here….

  • bsmomma November 24, 2010 (8:50 pm)

    Nothing coming out of the sky in N. WS now….. There was early, driving S on Calif Ave. there were flakes from Admiral through the Alaska junction but nothing from there to Westwood. I have a feeling it’s going to be a restless night. I have the “kid the night before Christmas” syndrome when it comes to snow. :)

  • DM November 24, 2010 (8:54 pm)

    I agree LyndaB. Very quiet. It’s kind of nice. Peaceful. Perhaps it’s the cold outside causing it. Enjoy!

    • WSB November 24, 2010 (9:08 pm)

      Just the yin-and-yang from the nearly-600-comment stream on Monday … I hope most folks can unplug tonight; know that we’ll be here with news of anything you really need to know about, plus some other stuff in case you get bored and check back in (for example, the next edition of Megan Sheppard’s WSBeat is coming up within about half an hour, as is a quick blurb with a couple items about biking in the snow) … and we have a few stories in queue for tomorrow … TR

  • Jeremy November 24, 2010 (9:32 pm)

    Neighborhood streets are still icy south Delridge area but pretty smooth sailing around the major arterials.

  • ad November 25, 2010 (12:30 am)

    Things are calming down now…until the next storm! Dun dun dun.

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