WEST SEATTLE SNOW: Tuesday closures/changes

Another day with snow on the ground means another day of closures/schedule changes. Here’s what we have so far – we’ll keep adding as the info comes in:


Senior Center of West Seattle
Curative COVID test site at Don Armeni
West Seattle Food Bank
Seattle Public Library Delridge, West Seattle (Admiral), South Park branches
City residential solid-waste pickup (here’s the current plan for tomorrow & beyond)

Alki Beach Pub (broken pipe)
Illusions Hair Design
Head To Toe Day Spa
Cherry Consignment


West Seattle YMCA (9 am-4 pm)
Seattle Public Library Southwest (noon-6 pm) and High Point (1-6 pm) branches
West Seattle Golf Course (no golfing but “snow activities” and walking OK)
Other Seattle Parks changes

Youngstown Coffee (10 am-2 pm)
HeartBeet Café (9 am-2 pm)
Chupacabra (noon-7:30 pm)

If you have info to add, westseattleblog@gmail.com or text 206-293-6302 – thank you!

22 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SNOW: Tuesday closures/changes"

  • pip December 28, 2021 (9:19 am)

    Looks like West Seattle COVID test site has delayed opening today. Not open at 9am, lots of folks waiting but no one here from test crew.

  • Matthew December 28, 2021 (9:34 am)

    The Don Armeni boat ramp Covid-19 testing site has been closed/un-staffed without notice since yesterday as well. May be good to share with readers, as they haven’t been alerting those with appointments (no text/email/call). A few of us have tried to brave the journey on the snowy roads, only to find out no one was there.

    • WSB December 28, 2021 (9:35 am)

      That’s already on the list. Second thing under closed facilities/services.

      • Denise December 28, 2021 (9:42 am)

        I got a notice last night that my appointment was canceled!

  • Derek December 28, 2021 (9:57 am)

    Stop Driving!! Stay home! It can wait. Whatever it is. So many people sliding around the hill on Charleston lately. Just stay in the house!

    • bill December 28, 2021 (10:40 am)

      Or walk over to your nearest steep street for entertainment. There’s no stopping stupid drivers.

      • Cd December 28, 2021 (12:56 pm)

        True, how many of these people have been out driving or sledding for 3 days but have neglected their sidewalks?  99.9% in my neighborhood.

        • Derek December 28, 2021 (2:22 pm)

          I don’t have a shovel because it never snows here. Not worth buying for two snowfalls. I just wait for it to melt. It’ll melt in a week.

          • WSB December 28, 2021 (3:51 pm)

            We have a well-worn snow shovel that I also use in fall to scoop up raked/swept leaves off the sidewalk. If you don’t have a sidewalk to clear, and/or deciduous trees, that might not apply, but if you do, the shovel can do double duty.

          • The Whole Village December 28, 2021 (6:03 pm)

            Is this the same super judge-y Derek who frequently chastises people (including the fire department and Nucor workers who donate literally tons of food to the food bank each year) for not having sufficiently warm feelings toward the more violent of our unhoused population?  You do realize that by not doing your part to keep your sidewalk passable you may be making it extremely difficult for an unhoused person to get to shelter, or preventing a disabled person or a newly-housed person from getting to the bus stop to get to a job or the grocery store or a doctor’s appointment?  BTW, it snows like this at least every few years, so just buy a shovel next time they’re on sale and do your part.

          • Snow Shoveler December 28, 2021 (6:51 pm)

            I made a decision today.  While walking my dog I decided not to scoop poop on parkways of those people who didn’t shovel their sidewalk.  Both are city ordinances and if you choose to ignore one, I will choose to ignore the other.  Let the bitching begin but I am sick and tired of people choosing which laws should and should not be enforced in this city.   And in 20+ years of dog ownership, I have always done my very best to do the right thing.  Not today.  

  • WSREZZO December 28, 2021 (10:08 am)

    For all the dog/puppy owners – Camp Crockett Littles and Burien are closed again today but the Delridge location is open until 5pm :-)

  • Wondering December 28, 2021 (11:59 am)

    The city map is showing that Avalon between Yancy and Genesee is closed. Anyone know if that is truly the case?

    • WSB December 28, 2021 (1:04 pm)

      We just went out to check. Avalon is OPEN.

  • Alki resident December 28, 2021 (12:46 pm)

    DO NOT use the Westwood Village drive up mailbox. Someone broke into it. The side door is open. Go inside

  • RF December 28, 2021 (1:04 pm)

    What about postal service? I can’t find news here, or in the Seattle Times, or from the USPS. And, yes, I am aware of the vow/pledge. But I wouldn’t want them taking unnecessary risks. Just wondering, as I don’t think we had service yesterday.

    • KM December 28, 2021 (2:49 pm)

      Post office on California looked busy (driving by). Mail is being delivered in Alki.

  • valvashon December 28, 2021 (4:16 pm)

    West Seattle COVID testing station at the SWAC (Southwest Pool) opened at 10:30 for appointment holders only.  A loooong line of walk ups (like me) stood off to the side waiting for noon to come around; that’s when they said that they would be staffed up enough to handle walk ups.  Many without appointments bailed, some did the QR code thing and got one of the few appointments later in the day and then just joined the appointment line.  This left me at the head of the walk up line and at one point- like between 11:15 and 11:30 or so- the appointment line was down to about a dozen people.  Did they start doing walk ups then?  No- not at 11:59 either.  Noon straight up was when we were let in. I realize they said noon and I knew what I was in for but really?  During the 11:00 hour there were several times when the appointment line was down to 15 people and even to a dozen once.One of my fingertips is still tingly.

  • Mark December 28, 2021 (5:43 pm)

    I am a full time bus rider for transportation and this is the worst I have seen KC metro. All I want is a route from the Alaska junction to the Morgan junction. I waited 20 minutes at the usual stop and a C-line showed up but the driver said it’s her last stop. She said I need a C-line shuttle but didn’t know where to catch one. I waiting another 20 minutes for a 128 that usually goes to Morgan junction and jumped on one only to hit a reroute on 35th. Can’t they post a map of the new routes and fix the real time tracking?

    • WSobserver December 28, 2021 (7:12 pm)


      It is our experience after nearly 15 years in W Seattle as full time bus riders, that once Metro declares buses will be running snow routes, the C-line will not be found beyond Alaska Junction even though their own snow map route shows otherwise.

      The snow shuttles run in unknown places at unknown times without schedule. Sometimes you get lucky and find one, mostly not.

      You should consider the C-line to be a dead bus route until KCM finally announces a return to regular routing. I am expecting that to be (hopefully) Mon. Jan. 3.

      We’ve been through this enough times to predict that Metro will not communicate changes, will not clarify re-routing, and will not issue useful updates during the snow event.

      It’s always like this.

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