Winter Weather Are We Ready?

Snow Routes in Broadview 2010

Greenwood and Aurora marked in yellow will be cleared of snow

In Broadview elevations approach 500’ (50’ higher then Queen Anne) and winter can bring heavy rains, snow and ice. The City of Seattle has released their plan for winter weather and pledges to keep major roadways clear in the event of snow and ice.

From the SDOT website:

We commit to using all the tools at our disposal to make sure that the people of Seattle as well as our interagency partners are fully informed and involved in our snow response. SDOT and Metro have worked together to ensure that bus routes will be clear. People will be able to get around the city by bus, making it easier to leave their cars at home. Drivers have some special responsibilities. If driving is unavoidable, drivers are responsible for outfitting their cars for winter weather, including chains or traction tires. We will plow to the right to support buses and the melting of snow and ice. Cars on snow routes may be plowed in.  Property owners, both in residential and business areas, are responsible for shoveling their sidewalks and steps.

http://www.seattle.gov/Transportation/winterweather.htm

If you are traveling via public transportation know before you go by checking the transit alert web site:

Metro Transit Alerts Snow Ice and Floods Map

Winter Weather Brochures are available at the library and SDOT’s emergency dispatch number is 206 386 1218

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