Beware of icy roads and paths again Tuesday morning

The frosted fishing pier at Seacrest was the clearest photo we got of the slickness that caused some trouble around West Seattle on Monday morning. With a similar forecast for Tuesday, and patchy fog already out there with near-freezing temps tonight, you’ll want to be extra careful whether driving, riding, or walking. We asked SDOT what’s planned; spokesperson Dawn Schellenberg replied, “Our crews will be out tonight treating right-of-way as needed.” If you encounter an icy patch of public path/road that needs attention, call 206-684-ROAD. (And then please let us know so we can include it in our coverage, which will start again Tuesday at 5:30 am.)

10 Replies to "Beware of icy roads and paths again Tuesday morning"

  • TM January 15, 2019 (4:50 am)

    At 445a extremely foggy, low visibility in Arbor Heights down 35th and on into White Center, use caution and plan for extra time if doesn’t clear up soon. Also cold, definitely potential for more iciness 

  • CarDriver January 15, 2019 (4:55 am)

    49th & Admiral not as icy as yesterday. 4:15am on bridge back to normal levels of traffic.

  • TM January 15, 2019 (5:01 am)

    Thick fog in Burien, on way to SeaTac too. Some areas clear, some socked in, be careful.

  • John January 15, 2019 (6:35 am)

    Ferry Ave down to the water taxi was so dangerous yesterday that we turned around and drove. Hope it’s better today. 

    • Kristalis January 15, 2019 (9:20 pm)

      I, too, turned around yesterday morning after a few near falls. Thankfully, the shuttle was approaching Hill St. and I caught the 7:40am Water Taxi. And, thanks to the folks who de-iced Ferry Ave in time for this morning’s commute, and anyone who made it happen!! PS – so glad we have the Water Taxi, esp. during the next few weeks!

  • Yma January 15, 2019 (6:49 am)

    Yes- please be super careful – walking as well as driving. I slipped while heading out to car yesterday. Banged the back of my head on the sidewalk (ouch).

  • west sea neighbor January 15, 2019 (8:48 am)

    The pedestrian/bike paths were also frosted over this morning. Is there a reason that they can’t be de-iced?

    • WSB January 15, 2019 (9:13 am)

      Call 206-684-ROAD and ask.

      • west sea neighbor January 15, 2019 (12:38 pm)

        Thanks, and done. They said that they don’t preemptively de-ice because they don’t have the equipment for it. I noted to them that it has been slick for the past 2 days, and now we have a much higher volume of cyclists on the paths due to the “constraint.” They said that they would put in a request for de-icing.I particularly called out the section from Avalon to the 5-way intersection, and then again from the east side of low bridge to East Marginal. If anyone else would like to call as well, I’d imagine it wouldn’t hurt. 

  • waikikigirl January 15, 2019 (9:46 am)

    @YMA, I almost did the same thing but thankfully didn’t fall like you, hope you are OK!Speaking of de-icing… what the heck is it that they are using?!?!? my car has a sticky residue all over it now?

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