West Seattle snow: Monday morning/midday roads & other updates

(AFTERNOON COVERAGE can be found here)

We’re tracking road conditions and anything else of note over the next few hours. For starters, SDOT says via Twitter the West Seattle Bridge and Alaskan Way Viaduct are “bare and wet.” In an earlier comment thread, SSF says 35th SW is OK this morning: “I live on 35th by Camp Long. People are flying by on 35th like it’s no different than any other day.” Highland Park Way and Admiral are reported to be OK.

As SSF also notes, side streets are NOT plowed/salted by the city, so getting to the arterial(s) will be the biggest challenge. Let us know what you’re seeing if you have to be out there today. Above is the latest image from one of the bridge cams; you’ll find more nearby cams on the WSB Traffic page.

(8:10 am note) So far, no notable road problems reported in our area. The “arterials good, side streets and sidewalks the big challenge” has held true in every report we’ve received.

is on snow routes (find them here) and “reduced weekday service.”
No Water Taxi today (holiday plan, not snow-related)

CHANGES/CLOSURES (updated 2:11 pm):
Nature Consortium is canceling its MLK Day of Service volunteer work party
Bright Horizons West Seattle is opening two hours late
Dr. Suzanne Fiala’s medical office closed
West Seattle Tool Library‘s “indoor winter gardening” class postponed
Kathy’s School of Dance has a “classes canceled” phone message
Little Gym of West Seattle has canceled today’s classes
The disaster-preparedness community meeting Tuesday night at the former Southwest Community Center is canceled
(Any others? editor@westseattleblog.com – we’ll keep adding)

A Winter Storm Watch is up for Wednesday (see it here), with the National Weather Service warning of the POSSIBILITY of a “significant snow event.” As for today – there’s an ongoing chance of snow showers. Highs are expected in the mid- to upper 30s.

As of 10:07 am, light snow is falling in West Seattle – we’ve had reports from Admiral to Arbor Heights.

Seattle Public Utilities
says it’s a normal day BUT “customers should note that collections will be restricted in hilly locations.”

HOLIDAY NOTES (added 9:04 am):
*Free parking in neighborhoods with city pay stations/meters
*Seattle Public Library facilities closed
*Liquor stores open 10 am-7 pm

TREE TROUBLE (added 11:15 am):
Thanks to Anne for this photo from outside Schmitz Park Elementary:

SLEDDING (added 1:42 pm)

On SW Spokane by Madison Middle School – thanks to Brian Presser of TouchTech Systems for the video.

85 Replies to "West Seattle snow: Monday morning/midday roads & other updates"

  • undrgrndwmn January 16, 2012 (6:43 am)

    Anybody driven Morgan this morning?

  • Rachel January 16, 2012 (6:51 am)

    Admiral from 63rd to the bridge clear. Not icy at all. Bridge is great too

  • Ash January 16, 2012 (6:51 am)

    How is Highland Park Way?

  • MaryCooks January 16, 2012 (6:52 am)

    Or Delridge? Seems like it’s ok here but getting around in Kirkland (where work is) might prove to be interesting.

  • seattletimebandit January 16, 2012 (6:59 am)

    Can anyone report on the buses? The 22 is not driving through Gatewood (it’s taking the same route as the 54 along Fauntleroy). I’m curious to know how the 21 is doing before I hoof it the 8 icy blocks to get to 35th. Are they somewhat on schedule, and are they overcrowded?

    • WSB January 16, 2012 (7:12 am)

      Metro is on snow routing again today. We reported that last night but I just put it into this story for those who missed it and will include in sidebar resources as well.

  • sam-c January 16, 2012 (7:04 am)

    so based on casual observation of the traffic cameras today and yesterday and reading comments, it seems like the arterials are well traveled and addressed by SDOT. if they’ve been only wet since yesterday afternoon, with some re-freezing her and there, why don’t they take a pass over some of the side streets? are there really that few plows/ trucks? that is what bothered me most about the Dec 08 storm. the arterials were clear, it stopped snowing, but all the side streets were still frozen and covered for a week. and no chains or snow tires of any kind would have helped because the snow piled in between the tire tracks was so high that only tall trucks and SUVs could clear it. I couldn’t understand that it stayed like that for a week after the snow stopped.

  • Bus54 January 16, 2012 (7:15 am)

    Bus 54 (and I saw the 22 reroute go by) at 7:10, both empty – only 5 of us riders onboard. No chains on my bus, so smooth traveling.

  • lina January 16, 2012 (7:18 am)

    Drove from 35th and Roxbury down 35th, over the bridge and took 99 to fremont this morning then on to Magnuson Park to my office. Was icy at points but I went slow and all was fine. I drive an old Jetta and it did fine. Drive safe and SLOW everyone!

  • IcyDevil January 16, 2012 (7:18 am)

    Reposting here from last nights weather story regarding the huge hill at 7th Ave SW and SW Kenyon…Thanks all for the help. I couldn’t last night cclarue…problem there was no way to get a runnng start at all because of the corner. I am very close to the intersection of 7th and Kenyon though (not at the bottom at 4th) so maybe that section will get more attention??? I think chains are what I need, but don’t feel very optimistic that I can find a set since they are probably highly in demand. Unless someone out there will let me borrow a set just to get out then I return them too you immediately. To Dana Green,
    thank you thank you thank you. You are exactly the sort of kind soul I am hoping to find who can give me a firsthand observation. I will look here in the comments late morning after the temps get above freezing (hopefully anyway), and I will also repost this in the new morning weather page in the event you reply their. I wish there was some way I could get you my email address of telephone number, but I don’t know how I could do that and still stay within posting guidelines. Thanks so much again to all for the advise. I will be looking here anxiously for your observations Dana.

  • redblack January 16, 2012 (7:20 am)

    for those who haven’t seen it, the city has a great traffic page:
    includes all traffic cameras – and there are hundreds – and live flash video of the west seattle bridge deck and 99 at lander street.
    happy motoring. be safe. don’t tailgate.

  • IcyDevil January 16, 2012 (7:22 am)

    Here is my original posting..please forgive the repitition and the fact that my to post aren’t in the proper order. I figured for clarification of my post above, best to also include my original again too. Thanks WSB for helping those of us in need connect with those who can help. Your truly a community treasure!
    Hi everyone, I am hoping someone in a very specific area of West Seattle will read this and help me out with some insight. I took a friend home this evening to The Overlook at Westridge…it’s at 7th Ave SW and SW Kenyon. Well anyways, it is a huge hill, totally coated in ice and I couldn’t get back out. Well a 20 block walk ;ater I am now at home, however I really, really want to get my car back home before this predicted next round of snow arrives starting tomorrow morning. Does anyone reading this have experience with that particular hill? Will Sdot salt/cinder it? Have they in the past? Will the Overlook at Westridge salt a couple of tracks up the hill so their residents can get out? Does someone live near there and be willing to advise me of an update tomorrow mid day perhaps so I don’t have to walk all the way there only to find I am still stuck, then have to walk all the way home yet again? Any input from amyone knowledgeable about this particular hill in the past and present is SOOO appreciated!

  • Rockergirl5678 January 16, 2012 (7:23 am)

    Drove from 35th & Webster to Bellevue in good time….no problems except stalled car on bridge near first avenue – side streets which are compact snow and ice. Main roads are all good. Stay safe and be alert for incoming snow.

  • Jojofrenchfry January 16, 2012 (7:33 am)

    Just drove from Westwood area along 35th to I5, I90 all the way to Bellevue. The worst areas were my side street and my working parking lot. Everything else was bare and wet!

  • Delridge Chick January 16, 2012 (7:34 am)

    Does anyone know how the hill going west down Barton from Delridge looks? I am coming from Delridge and want to get to Target in Westwood Village for some groceries! First winter here in Seattle (just moved to Washington in September) and I wasn’t prepared for the snow/hill/ice situation, and that getting to a grocery store is not that simple :) Wondering if that hill is too icy to go down, or would going west on Trenton be better? I don’t think the hill is as steep…Thanks!

  • cclarue January 16, 2012 (7:39 am)

    Highland park way is de-iced and open!!;)

  • Alison January 16, 2012 (7:43 am)

    Drove from Fauntlee Hills (off of Barton) to downtown Seattle. Our road was slippery but passable. 35th is bare and wet – no ice that I saw. The bridge is totally fine – again, bare and wet. 99 North into the city was also fine. Seneca Street off ramp has some snow on it still but was no problem. Downtown streets are also just fine with snow around the edges and sidewalks are clear. It appears that the deicers have been out working hard on main roads. Fastest ride downtown on a weekday (yes it is a holiday) in many weeks.

  • Glen S January 16, 2012 (7:52 am)

    The Seattle Department of Transportation has an online map of where they have been plowing and de-icing Seattle streets. Go to:

  • Huindekmi January 16, 2012 (7:54 am)

    Freeways are great. Arterials in W. Seattle and Redmond are plowed, de-iced and perfectly fine.

    Kirkland seems to have the same philosophy as Seattle did under Nickels (i.e. de-icer is a BAD BAD thing). Arterials there are plowed and lightly sanded, but icy and uneven. Take care if driving there, MaryCooks.

  • Kenneth January 16, 2012 (7:55 am)

    The drive from Fauntleroy to Ballard was trouble free.

  • Tahna January 16, 2012 (7:56 am)

    @Seattletimebandit, I catch the 21 at 35th and Myrtle, and I waited from 7:05am until 7:50am for a bus. Based on the holiday and snow routes, there should have been two busses inbeteween there. I’m not sure why kind of delays are happening (35th looks great, totally clear) – all I know is I can’t feel my toes! OneBusAway was completely unreliable for any bus info this morning.

  • A January 16, 2012 (8:03 am)

    Delridge Chick: traditionally the section of Trenton between 20th and Delridge is pretty slick when there’s been a snow, with Delridge to WWV only slightly better. It doesnt seem all that steep until its icy. They may or may not have plowed it. I lived on Trenton in that general area for about 8 years and watched cars slide down every time it snowed. You actually may be better to go down to Roxbury then back northbound on 26th to get to WWV if the streets look icy. If there’s a good trail from previous cars, disregard all of the above, shift into your lowest gear, and don’t ride the brakes. You’ll be ok.

  • newnative January 16, 2012 (8:04 am)

    Is it a holiday for parking?

  • JEM January 16, 2012 (8:08 am)

    21 express just went through arbor heights, so snow routing may be at discretion of the driver! If I was going anywhere I’d probably still head to 35th and Roxbury, maybe that was just a rogue bus!

  • Delridge Chick January 16, 2012 (8:10 am)

    Perfect, thanks for the suggestion A! I like your idea about going to Roxbury and taking 26th :) I’m originally an AZ girl, so snow is NOT my thing ;)

  • deb January 16, 2012 (8:11 am)

    yes….free parking today….

  • smokeycretin9 January 16, 2012 (8:17 am)

    HAS anyone driven up First Hill via Madison or James yet this morning?

  • sam-c January 16, 2012 (8:24 am)

    oregon/ 22nd/ 21st/ Dawson curved street is iced over slush. there’s a street sign calling it an arterial (“arterial turns”) so hopefully it will get salted/ sanded. it was salted during last year’s Thanksgiving storm (2010). so hopefully it will again.

    andover from 21st to Delridge is iced over

  • Hawk January 16, 2012 (8:25 am)

    I didn’t see a response to the question on Morgan…How is it from 35th to the Morgan Junction?

  • bsmomma January 16, 2012 (8:39 am)

    I just saw on the news that Madison and James were re-opened, treated and not a problem.

  • rebecca January 16, 2012 (8:49 am)

    The worst is the not knowing, so I appreciate the WSB and the fellow West Seattleites who comment about their area and their experience. Riding route 120 into Burien, bus was not late, Delridge and Ambaum pretty clear. Not too bad.

  • kc January 16, 2012 (8:59 am)

    I took winter driving class 30 years ago put on by the WSP. While they will tell you it against the law for you to free wheel (drive with your car out of gear)in icy and snow conditions going down a hill or having problems stopping, take your car out of gear or put the clutch in, and pump your brakes (abs brakes do it for you)this takes the power off the drive wheels, never had a problem.

    Lived in Seattle for 50 years

  • datamuse January 16, 2012 (9:07 am)

    Hi, IcyDevil. I live just below the crest of the hill you’re talking about. In my experience, you are, unfortunately, probably out of luck. Kenyon doesn’t get plowed; my husband and I have gone as far as shoveling out the street near the top of the hill so we can get out of the alleyway there. We always see more cars parked along the street during storms which we suspect belong to neighbors further down Kenyon.
    I’ll check out the street later this morning. If it warms up enough for the ice to melt you may be able to do it.

  • Eddie January 16, 2012 (9:15 am)

    Little bit of humor at the National Weather Service – in the Washington Forecast Discussion section:




  • OP January 16, 2012 (9:16 am)

    Save for the side roads, the main arteries in WS are just fine. Did the Junction to Junction route with some Fauntleroy and the road were completely passable.

    • WSB January 16, 2012 (9:30 am)

      Re: Morgan between 35th and M-Junction – I sent the question out on Twitter and two people said there’s some snow on the hill but not bad at all. Just drive carefully/slowly, which is good advice everywhere!

  • Kelly January 16, 2012 (9:31 am)

    Bus 120 was a breeze getting downtown, although the (seemingly unnecessary) chains made it an awfully loud ride.
    The most treacherous part of the commute was the sidewalks. Would be nice if everyone made an effort to keep theirs safe (that’s a note to self, too!).

  • Gina January 16, 2012 (9:32 am)

    Saw Smith Brothers milk truck in South Admiral making stops, and a Recycling truck. Usually 4-6 SPU trucks have been by at this time. I’d say 50/50 odds for collection today.

    • WSB January 16, 2012 (9:39 am)

      Waste Management issued an update a little while ago (I’m adding to the info above) that they are running about 2 hours behind.

  • HelperMonkey January 16, 2012 (9:34 am)

    Side streets in Arbor Heights are snowy and icy. 100th is clear as it is a bus route. I took 100th to 35th, 35th to Alaska and up through the junction. 35th is bare and wet, all lanes traveling at speed. Alaska also bare. California Ave bare for the most part aside from the middle turn lane which is icy slush. Side streets everywhere a challenge to say the least.

  • SJ January 16, 2012 (9:36 am)

    It took me 20 minutes (no traffic!) to get to University District via Delridge, WSB, I-5. The only icy road was the hill I live on. All arterials were clear, bare and wet. What a great commute this morning! (Probably also has a lot to do with the fact that today is a holiday) :)

  • datamuse January 16, 2012 (9:48 am)

    Husband just reported arriving safely in Bothell from Highland Park.

  • Mack January 16, 2012 (9:53 am)

    If garbage isn’t picked up today, do I take it back to my yard until next week or leave it out on the street?

    • WSB January 16, 2012 (9:56 am)

      Mack – SPU says, “If your collection is missed, please leave your materials out for one more day.” – TR

  • ChristopherD January 16, 2012 (9:58 am)

    I know we’re all focused on the roads, but for everyone out there walking today, remember that sidewalks and parkings lots may not be getting the same attention, so there can be a lot of ice hazards for pedestrians too.

  • HelperMonkey January 16, 2012 (10:05 am)

    oh, and try not to get distracted by the giant snow boobies on 35th right before the top of the hill to Alaska St. :D

    • WSB January 16, 2012 (10:12 am)

      HM – i have a photo of that, actually. Have been trying to figure out the appropriate place for it. The sender called it a “snow goddess.” Maybe I’ll upload and add it as a link to last night’s gallery.

  • seattletimebandit January 16, 2012 (10:08 am)

    Decided to drive rather than risk trying to take a bus from downtown in the afternoon if it starts snowing. Roads from Holden to 35th to 99 to d-town were wet, but clear. Downtown has very little snow, if any.

  • Kayleigh January 16, 2012 (10:10 am)

    Took the 54 into downtown; it went fairly well, if a bit slow and not on the regular route. Lots of ice on side streets and sidewalks in SLU. Walking is tricky.

  • RenaissanceRed January 16, 2012 (10:12 am)

    I am glad they are diligent keeping all the main roads clear but I guess if I could get off the icy hill behind my parking space and onto the main arterial I’d be fine.
    People should take care of their own sidewalks, steps and entryways, or hire someone to do it. Businesses are pretty good about keeping their storefronts clear and de icer laid down.

  • Hawk January 16, 2012 (10:14 am)

    Seeing Flakes here at the White center border

  • raincity January 16, 2012 (10:14 am)

    Husband reported some pretty slick spots on Erskine just south of junction. Experienced that yesterday too.

  • HelperMonkey January 16, 2012 (10:15 am)

    @ WSB, it made my morning. I laughed so hard. They did a really good job!

  • MaryCooks January 16, 2012 (10:18 am)

    Thanks, Huindekmi! Delridge was a breeze compared to Kirkland. My work parking lot is really snowy as is the side street which is not such an under-used street, actually. 85th is weird and uneven like you said. Sure wish I could have stayed home.

    • WSB January 16, 2012 (10:38 am)

      OK, HM. That does it, I’m posting (everyone please note, we are publishing new stories BELOW this one – we have this one configured as “sticky” so it will stay atop the home page till we are ready to launch an afternoon version, so scroll down the main page to see other stuff we’ve added), on a jump so the G-rated home page can remain so. – TR

  • Kevin January 16, 2012 (10:25 am)

    Snowflakes have just started falling in Arbor Heights (near 100th and 42nd) 10:25 AM

  • Dana Greenlee January 16, 2012 (10:37 am)

    @IcyDevil and datamuse – regarding the steep hill on Kenyon by the Overlook, I walked over there at 9:30am and saw you putting chains on your car. Several neighbors were standing at the bottom of Kenyon watching the attempts to make the hill. One guy who had abandoned his car at the top of Kenyon and walked said he talked to you and you were the one who walked home 28 blocks at midnight. From my observations, a regular car will still slide down Kenyon if its just below the Overlook, but from the Overlook gate and with a running start, its doable. If anyone wants to see video of a truck taking on Kenyon (and fishtailing a bit), I’m posting it at http://youtu.be/S8yXHEsDaGc

    Snow just started again in Highland Park at 10:30am

  • Delridge Chick January 16, 2012 (10:38 am)

    A~ I successfully made it to Westwood Village using your suggestion of Delridge to Roxbury to 26th! Clear the whole way (including 26th!) I now have groceries for at least a couple of weeks :) Stock piled…ha.

    I love the WSB! Such a great, informative community!

  • datamuse January 16, 2012 (10:57 am)

    Thanks, Dana. I’m actually on the eastern side of the hill crest so I don’t have any problems getting out, but I can always tell how bad that hill is by how many neighbors have parked on the eastern side. ;)

  • a January 16, 2012 (10:57 am)

    I don’t see the snow boobies. Am I missing something?

  • Sue January 16, 2012 (11:37 am)

    sam-c, my husband and I were saying the same thing. I understand prioritizing arterials. But to totally ignore anything else when it’s done? I know back in NYC they had a system of taking care of primary streets and then getting to the secondary and tertiary streets when it was done and time permitted. Every street was taken care of within about 48 hours and usually a lot sooner.

    This is our 8th winter in Seattle. I hear from so many people that we can’t afford to spend $ on plows, etc. because this type of weather is a rare event. In I believe 6 of our 8 winters we’ve had snow events followed by cold that caused icing events that lingered for days and caused major problems. This may have been rare in the past, but not anymore.

  • Maris January 16, 2012 (11:48 am)

    SDOT trucks just spent 30 minutes plowing and sanding Edmonds between Fauntleroy and Cal. This is a street that usually doesn’t get much attention until day 2 or 3.

  • sam-c January 16, 2012 (11:52 am)

    if any-one is wondering, Oregon (by Youngstown) is closed off (downhill I think?) so if you’re leaving puget ridge, take the south way out.
    guess they haven’t gotten the plows to the the ‘snow level 2’ routes yet…and now it’s snowing again.
    (the SDOT winter weather response map doesn’t seem to work for me, in IE or google chrome).

    Sue: yeah, I get the impression that they plow / salt all the major arterials and take the trucks back to the garage til it snows again. (of course, that’s just my cup half empty impression)

  • kassi January 16, 2012 (11:53 am)

    how is admiral hill looking? i work at safeway and thats the way i usually go..

  • Rockergirl5678 January 16, 2012 (12:06 pm)

    Jojofrenchfry are you interested in a carpool situation? Sounds like we live and work in the same area? My carpool mate and I are looking for 2 more peeps to share our ride with. email me at rockergirl5678@yahoo.com if your interested – or anyone else for that matter. We take turns driving from the 35th/Holden area to NE Bellevue (near 124th offramp off 520) but are also open to downtown Bellevue area.

  • East Coast Cynic January 16, 2012 (12:08 pm)

    Sue, from a fellow New Yorker, you are soooooo right. The snowfalls we are getting in the winter aren’t rare anymore, but rather regular, and its time for the excuses about lack of $$$ and lack of snow events to stop, i.e., the city needs to get its head out of the ground or somewhere else, stop acting like a podunk town (we’re a major city) and invest in the effort and the resources to keep the streets as clear of ice and snow as possible.

  • Jojofrenchfry January 16, 2012 (12:09 pm)

    Rockergirl5678, what time do you leave WS in the morning and what time do you arrive back into WS in the afternoon?

  • flpjack January 16, 2012 (12:13 pm)

    So looks like today is pretty safe for commuting.
    Rest of the week sounds like it may get rough.
    Get groceries and erands today then?
    That is my plan.
    What are some of you others’ plans?

  • elikapeka January 16, 2012 (12:19 pm)

    Just saw a small SDOT truck with a plow blade make a run through the intersection at 34th and Othello in Sunrise Heights. That’s the first time I’ve ever seen any sort of action on the side streets in all the years I’ve lived here.

  • Hawk January 16, 2012 (12:28 pm)

    Ya know in NYC they made certain that the trash trucks were able to fit plows. It meant that they only had to buy the blades not the whole plows. Seattle had the option a few years back and declined

  • sgs January 16, 2012 (12:28 pm)

    We are personally bummed that the Alaska street hill west of the Junction was salted…..no sledding. Yes, yes, I understand people have to get around and I watched the garbage truck slide down the hill last year, but love when the whole neighborhood gets out and plays.

    Editing to add that there were great ideas for places to sled that will require a bit of a walk, but they look like great fun!

  • soosan January 16, 2012 (12:43 pm)

    Former NYCer, West Seattle 7 years, totally agree that the “snow events” are no longer a rarity and must be funded/addressed.

    BUT! I have to say, this is the first snow in memory where I’ve actually *seen* plows out on the streets and the arterials have been cleared. Last winter I was sliding all over Admiral days after snowmageddon. Incremental change, but I think it’s happening.

  • D1 January 16, 2012 (12:49 pm)

    @Patrick, any new info on the new model runs?

  • JN January 16, 2012 (1:09 pm)

    Bike paths/trails are rutted and iced over in the extreme. It would probably be much safer to stick to the streets.

  • Ron January 16, 2012 (1:34 pm)

    Snow used to be so rare in the Seattle area but the last few years all had big snowstorms.

    November 2010 had a massive snowstorm and this year seems to be shaping up for another big one.

  • BB January 16, 2012 (1:40 pm)


    I love this blog and it is a major help during snowstorms. I expect as this snowstorm comes in you are going to see hundreds of comments. It sure would be easier if the most current comment was at the top.

    • WSB January 16, 2012 (1:56 pm)

      Thanks – We don’t have the ability to do that, and I don’t know that we would if we did. We break coverage by daypart and that (aside from November 2010’s crazy commuter snowstorm) tends to keep things fresh. We have thought about different formats for breaking up different types of information but that tends to get away from the town square sort of feel … even when it gets cacophonous.
      When upgrading this thing later this year we may be able to offer an option where if you chose to view upside-down, you could. Meantime, I’m about to launch the afternoon version as those who had to work today start to think about the drive home … TR

  • ScottA January 16, 2012 (1:52 pm)

    @BB, No – most recent comments at the bottom is the best compromise – just hit “end” on your keyboard or drag the scroll bar in your browser window. Don’t do the Seattle Times default view where newest is at top so the thread can’t be read without changing the sort order (let alone multiple pages of comments). I tried to explain this to someone on the web staff at ST but they had no idea what I was talking about. I think WSB wants to encourage people to at least try to skim the thread before commenting (among other reasons the top comment isn’t most recent). Now it would be cool if there was a login option that showed what I have not yet read since last visit like many forums have.

  • freebird January 16, 2012 (2:08 pm)

    I agree with BB, I only care about the most recent comments as I check back frequently and if I care to, I can scroll through the older one’s to get an idea of what others have said. Otherwise, I’m scrolling through the old comments EVERY TIME just to find the new ones.

  • Aman January 16, 2012 (2:13 pm)

    IF you subscribe to the “RSS FEED” (Located directly above the FIRST Comment Posted) the most recent comments will always be on the top. Try it, you’ll LIKE it…

  • CandrewB January 16, 2012 (2:18 pm)

    Agree Ron, we used to tell out-of-towners that it hardly ever snowed here. Looks like we’ll have to stop saying that. Glad I bought a Subaru a couple of years ago for the mountains; it’s come in much more handy here.

  • mightymo January 16, 2012 (2:47 pm)

    freebird, if it’s a comment thread you’re following closely you can always bookmark the most recent comment. Click the # (pound sign) next to the timestamp on the last comment. Your comment is this URL: https://westseattleblog.com/2012/01/west-seattle-snow-monday-morning-roads-and-other-notes#comment-833997

  • sam-c January 16, 2012 (2:56 pm)

    you can also read the WSB comments and / or stories through google reader, and the only ones that show up in your feed are the ones you haven’t read yet.
    (you can set it up to read comments for one story or ALL the stories- so comments for different stories are all mixed together. each comment has a heading though, so you can see which story the comment applies to)

  • Cindertang January 16, 2012 (3:48 pm)

    Hey where is the photo round up to be found?

Sorry, comment time is over.