Update: SDOT working to de-ice West Seattle trouble spots

In addition to the pothole-repair crews that have been out in West Seattle this morning (see our update here), SDOT tells us deicing work is under way on three major trouble spots from this morning. First, Highland Park Way – SDOT’s Marybeth Turner says they’re using brine and salt to work on ice that she says resulted from water that flowed down the hill when a nearby business’s sump pump broke. They’re hoping to reopen the lane as soon as possible. De-icing crews also have hit the dangerous patches on West Marginal Way. And they’re tackling the ugly patch on Beach Drive SW that we showed here yesterday – Turner says, “It will take several applications.” P.S. If you encounter a serious road hazard, whether it’s major ice, deep pothole, or something else, the city hotline is 206-684-ROAD.

6 Replies to "Update: SDOT working to de-ice West Seattle trouble spots"

  • CB January 3, 2011 (1:30 pm)

    Excellent… our tax dollars at work.

  • coffee January 3, 2011 (1:34 pm)

    I heard a comment this morning from the traffic reporter on KING, if you have to scrape your windows, there is most likely black ice on the roads. It was true for me.

  • redblack January 3, 2011 (5:17 pm)

    CB: i suggest we find out which business’s sump pump broke and flooded the public street on highland park way. then we can recoup our tax dollars from them.

  • datamuse January 3, 2011 (8:04 pm)

    There’s only one business on that stretch of Highland Park Way…dunno who else it could be.

  • PeterT January 4, 2011 (6:00 am)

    Good news about the Beach Drive spot. I’ll be interested to see how it turns out, now that the weather is supposed to pop up above freezing…

  • Jmac January 4, 2011 (1:08 pm)

    Their sump pump has been broken since early November. How long does it take to get it fixed, and who’s bright idea was it to turn the portable pumps back on in 26deg weather before the morning commute?

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