Snow updates and information for Wednesday

Updated 5 p.m. Seattle Public Schools are canceled for Wednesday. All activities canceled.

As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, whatever snow that fell earlier today has pretty much melted away. We even saw some blue skies here in Ballard.

Alex Perrault posted this photo on the Geeky Swedes Facebook page

Meteorologists are fine-tuning their forecast as the storm gets closer. Rebecca Stevenson with Kiro7 says Seattle should expect four to six inches of snow, which is expected to start falling early Wednesday morning.

The snow is already affecting meetings scheduled for Wednesday:

  • The meeting planned for the re-development of the Sunset Hill Green Market building has been postponed until January 25th. We will have more information on this after the snowstorm.
  • The community meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Ballard Library has been canceled because of the anticipated heavy snowfall.

    The library has been holding community meetings in different parts of the city to get public input on options for enhancing its collection of books and materials, increasing operating hours, upgrading computers and online services, improving building maintenance and stabilizing funding.

  • Seattle Public Utilities is advising customers to treat Wednesday as a normal garbage day, but collections are weather-dependent.

    Please put your garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste out by 7 a.m. Wednesday. If your collection is missed, please leave your materials out for one more day. If your materials still have not been collected by the end of the day Thursday, put them out on your next regularly scheduled pickup day.

    Customers, who were missed today, Tuesday, Jan. 17, should set out your materials for pickup Wednesday morning. If your material is not picked up Wednesday, please set it out on your next regularly scheduled pickup day.

    Customers who were missed Monday, Jan. 16, should set your materials out on your next regularly scheduled pickup day.

    Missed customers will be allowed to set out double their normal amount of garbage, recycling and yard waste at no additional charge.

  • Metro buses will be on snow schedules again tomorrow and up to 30 routes canceled. The routes scheduled to be canceled for Wednesday are: 2EX, 38, 42, 45, 46, 51, 53, 79, 114, 161, 162, 175, 192, 193, 197, 205, 210, 215, 216, 219, 224, 237, 251, 268, 277, 316, 355, and the Center Park Shuttle.

    Information about these Wednesday route cancellations will be added to Metro’s snow page after midnight tonight. But, service on those routes could be restored depending on overnight weather forecasts and actual travel conditions tomorrow. So before traveling, riders should check either online or by phone (206-553-3000) for the most current status of Metro service.

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