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January 13, 2012 at 10:51 AM

City of Seattle gearing up for snow

Uh, oh, the city is preparing for snow this weekend. Does that mean it actually could snow? (Many of you would like that, based on our poll from yesterday.)

This is from a statement put out by Marybeth Turner with Seattle’s Department of Transportation:

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will have Street Maintenance crews on standby for snow response this weekend and early next week due to a forecast of possible snow showers below 500 feet.

Throughout this week Street Maintenance crews have been treating areas prone to roadway frost and ice to improve conditions for drivers, and will continue this operation while nighttime temperatures remain low. SDOT will also continue to carefully monitor weather forecasts.

You can also keep abreast of events by using the city’s new SnowWatch Web site.

The city reminds residents and businesses to keep their sidewalks free of ice and snow for pedestrian safety. More information about SDOT’s winter storm strategy, including a map of streets that will be treated during a storm, please visit this city website.

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