WEATHER/TRANSIT/TRAFFIC/MORE: Wednesday morning West Seattle info


5:50 AM: Good morning. It’s been a windy, but not snowy, night. The temperature is above freezing, and the weather alert has been lifted. But conditions elsewhere in the county are still affecting some things. Here are our infolinks:

SCHOOL CHANGES: Listed here, including Seattle Public Schools‘ closure
METRO CHANGES: Here’s the systemwide list
SDOT WINTER WEATHER MAP: See treated/plowed streets citywide here
SDOT TRAVELERS’ MAP: The map we regularly feature with cameras, alerts
OUR TRAFFIC CAMS PAGE: Cameras particularly relevant to WS and vicinity
WARMING CENTER: In West Seattle, go to American Legion Post 160

Got info? Text/call 206-293-6302.

6:45 AM: Remember that some Tuesday-collection trash/recycling customers were skipped – we expect an update from SPU later, but they indicated on Tuesday that they’d try to get to skipped customers today, so leave your cart out.

7:48 AM: Again, even though we didn’t get hit by snow overnight, there are still some ripple effects, and here’s another: Seattle Parks program closures. Here’s the full rundown on what’s open and closed (no golfing in West Seattle today, too).

10 Replies to "WEATHER/TRANSIT/TRAFFIC/MORE: Wednesday morning West Seattle info"

  • Lorraine January 15, 2020 (6:51 am)

    How are the roads in west Seattle? Clear of ice?

    • Mike January 15, 2020 (7:33 am)

      Main roads and anything near Alaska Junction seems fine to me.

    • Amy January 15, 2020 (7:41 am)

      Clear all they way from N Delridge to Tukwila via I-5… and zero traffic!

  • HelperMonkey January 15, 2020 (8:05 am)

    good thing even though schools are closed today, Gatewood Elementary still has their money-making $chool Zone lights flashing! 

    • WSB January 15, 2020 (8:11 am)

      The district/school does not control flashing beacons or speed cameras. You can report it to SDOT 206-684-ROAD, though I believe they are preprogrammed to match the calendar (still trying to find that reference). And if the speed camera issues any tickets – the flashing beacon doesn’t necessarily mean the enforcement camera is in action – you could certainly move to get it thrown out.

  • DAFFY January 15, 2020 (8:14 am)

    Our recycle bin, regularly scheduled for Tuesday pick-up, was just emptied  this morning, Wednesday.  One can drained, two to go.

  • CW January 15, 2020 (8:28 am)

    Garbage trucks are out in Arbor Heights this morning.  We’re a Tuesday route; left the bin out and it was picked up a little before 8:30 today.

  • JD January 15, 2020 (8:35 am)

    Completely unrelated to traffic, but has anyone seen the West Seattle Turkey lately?  I know that wild turkeys handle cold just fine, but I’m curious as to how our feathered friend is doing. 

    • Stina January 15, 2020 (3:21 pm)

      Poultry are fine down to about zero degrees Fahrenheit, so she should be doing peachy. If you ever get the chance to stick your hands into the feathers of a chicken roosting in cold weather, you’ll be surprised at how hot the body is. They’re like little furnaces.

  • hyperb January 15, 2020 (11:45 am)

    She’s crafty and just left her holiday protection program ;)

    My last picture of “Sue Bird” was Jan 9th, 9 AM on Walnut Ave.

    She eats the kale, so a hero!


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