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January 20, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Morning Memo / Friday: Seattle drivers! It's warming up!

Weather: It’s warming up! Snow will melt. Let’s hope for no flooding, no urban flooding. The details. And the Weather Service forecast.

Traffic: May still be a mess. Ice is still out there. A lot of slush, too. You can’t be too careful. The good news yesterday was that there were fewer drivers on the roads. Be prepared for more folks taking to the roads this morning, however. The map and the cams

No indoor grills, generators: We can’t emphasize enough that if your power is out, do not try to get warm by burning charcoal indoors or by burning anything in your home other than in a fireplace or woodstove. It is dangerous to do so. Carbon monoxide is a danger and can be deadly. If you run a generator, keep it outside.

Schools: Many school districts have canceled classes again today. Don’t forget to check SchoolReport.org.

Driving on snow and ice: A poll! Someone said the other day they thought Seattle drivers did better this go around driving in the snow. Take our poll.

Most-read stories on seattletimes.com this morning:

  1. Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke dead at 29
  2. Snow changes to rain, highs in the 40s
  3. Hundreds of thousands without power, maybe for days
  4. Boeing blocked from carrying fuel in 747-8 tail until problem fixed
  5. Alaska, Horizon fly only 16 flights out of Seattle Thursday; 310 flights canceled

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