Snow snarls morning commute

9 a.m. update: About an inch of snow fell between 4 and 6 a.m., delaying Seattle Public Schools by two hours and throwing a wrench into the morning commute. Most of Ballard’s roadways remain clear, but My Ballard readers reported numerous delays with Metro buses in the neighborhood.

“The 46 never showed up and the 44 didn’t show up at 28th & Market for the time that I waited,” said Aech. “As we passed the stop at Ballard & Market, a 17 that was completely full was pulling away, leaving 30+ people at the stop.” (See Metro’s weather delays.) A SDOT plow was spotted on 15th Ave., but there was little snow to plow. Most of SDOT’s crews focused on trouble spots like the Viaduct and West Seattle Bridge. And commuters heading to the Eastside (including Microsoft’s Connector buses) were hit with long backups and delays.

My Ballard readers also reported a loud bang and a power outage at 6:15 a.m. “I called City Light’s emergency number and he indicated that several neighbors on NW 64th have reported the same thing,” wrote Sharon in an email at 6:45 a.m. “Everyone west of us (we’re between 15th and 17th) that we can see is out, but our neighbor directly east seems to have power.” Power appears to have been restored. Have anything to report? Please post below…

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