BEFORE MORE SNOW: Trouble spots

If you’re headed out before the next expected wave of snow – be very careful. Some trouble spots haven’t been fixed and may not be. Above is one example – Monica sent that photo from 38th/Hanford, first reported yesterday and not yet fixed. Meantime, no photo but Sayoko wanted to warn people about 48th at Graham:

I wanted to let drivers know that the corner of 48th and Graham is very icy and dangerous. Since 48th is an arterial, people are driving way too fast, and coming down from Graham is super icy . We saw many cars just sliding into 48th and almost have accidents.

We just heard that mentioned by SPD dispatch. Certainly there are other trouble spots. But particularly if you haven’t been out, proceed slowly and carefully.

9 Replies to "BEFORE MORE SNOW: Trouble spots"

  • RS February 10, 2019 (11:54 am)

    I’ve seen a number of cars going around the “street closed” sign at the bottom of Alaska heading east toward the junction. So far nobody has seemed to have any trouble making it up the fairly steep hill.

  • SH February 10, 2019 (12:13 pm)

    This is the corner of 48th and Graham. A warning signs are made by neighbors as well.

  • HC February 10, 2019 (12:30 pm)

    SW 100th closed at the corner of 35th Ave due to broken water main.  Crew is on site.

  • anonyme February 10, 2019 (1:04 pm)

    HC, thanks for the heads-up on that.  Explains why a lot of vehicles are using 102nd- which may not be the best choice.  Not as bad as yesterday, but the grade at 35th is deceiving.

  • Seattlite February 10, 2019 (1:09 pm)

    The small incline on Graham St. SW  west of the California Ave and Graham St. SW intersection is extremely icy. Both sides of that portion of Graham St. SW are lined with cars.

  • Sunuva February 10, 2019 (1:35 pm)

    Our water is now not working in Arbor Heights due to the water main break. I called SPU, and they said they have no ETA for fix and no way to get updates on their progress.

  • Lola February 10, 2019 (3:25 pm)

    Why does WSDOT not put a sign up on Graham so people slow down or use an alternate route?

    • Seattlite February 10, 2019 (3:47 pm)

       I think the problems on this section of Graham St SW between California Ave SW and 48th Ave SW is because their are small, icy inclines at 48th SW and Graham St SW; and at Graham St SW and California Ave. Extreme caution needs to be taken in these two areas because both lead to busy streets. Both of these areas need heavy sanding.

      • WSB February 10, 2019 (4:07 pm)

        We did get a text saying SDOT’s been by to treat it a couple times since we published this. Still, with a big burst of new snow, ice could renew there and elsewhere.

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