Snow’s gone but today’s weather still has had its challenges.

If your promised one-week-late solid-waste pickup hasn’t happened yet today, that might explain why. Jeremy Barton sent the video, explaining, “The truck was stuck at 51st Ave SW and SW College for about half an hour. Eventually a second, smaller, truck arrived and the driver of that truck (with assistance from other staff on the ground as spotters) was able to get it back up onto a less snowy/icy portion of 51st.”

And that was before this afternoon’s sleet (hail, graupel, ice pellets, etc.) and snow mix:

This unsettled weather is expected to hang around for the next few days – with rain and snow both in the forecast.

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Slush and sleet"

  • momosmom January 3, 2022 (3:55 pm)

    And people kept wondering and complaining about why their garbage wasn’t being picked up…this is exactly why. I’d rather have these garbage drivers safe than have a truck of this weight go out of control and hurt or worse kill someone.

  • Chasbo January 3, 2022 (4:31 pm)

    WM just picked up recycle – Fairmont Park @ 4:30 PM, usually they pick up like 8:00 AM.  So they are getting through…

  • GF January 3, 2022 (4:58 pm)

    So if our recycling and clean green was not picked up should we pull it into the garage for another week?

  • Chemist January 3, 2022 (6:18 pm)

    I think you’re supposed to report it as a missed collection, hope it gets picked up the following day.  At Your Service Seattle Gov website

    Customers should set out their Garbage, Recycling, and Food/Yard Waste
    on their regular collection day and leave it out the following day if
    not collected.

  • 1994 January 3, 2022 (10:27 pm)

    After the hail that was hurled to the ground today in Arbor Heights, it did not fully melt away. I heard crunching sounds as people walked on the road. Super icy after the hail today. Have patience with your garbage service. Try making less of it. I see my neighbors have overflowing garbage bins and I don’t understand how people make so much garbage. 

  • Poultine January 4, 2022 (12:08 pm)

    I don’t know if driving big trucks is any different than cars, but that looks like a textbook example of how not to drive in icy conditions.

  • P January 4, 2022 (1:10 pm)

    Will we get some mail delivered today from the Westwood Village postal service(?) it’s only been 11 days since last mail delivery – the folks on one block north -junction post office- of us has been getting their mail – isn’t there any cooperation among the postal service to help others or this is just plain poor management?!

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