Travelers encouraged to prepare for cold weather and possible snow

The Puget Sound region is bracing for its first winter cold snap and travelers in King County are being encouraged to prepare for the possibility of snow and travel disruptions this weekend and next week.

At the moment, the National Weather Service forecasts temperatures to begin dropping on Sunday, with possible overnight freezing temperatures Monday and Tuesday.

The King County Department of Transportation urges Metro Transit customers and water taxi riders, as well as people who travel unincorporated county roads, to monitor weather reports and connect to information available from King County, including travel alerts.

King County’s My Commute page is a resource for monitoring the status of roads, and information is available on the county roads’ snow response page.

Metro Transit riders can review timetables and the transit adverse weather page for snow route information. As weather conditions continue to develop, Metro customers are urged to familiarize themselves with the planned snow route for their regular bus.

Regional updates will be posted on the King County Emergency blog.

Road Services crews are on rotation and available to sand and plow mapped snow routes. Call the 24/7 Roads Helpline at (206) 477-8100 to report road traffic safety issues in unincorporated King County, such as downed stop signs, malfunctioning signals or trees over the roadway. The Snow and Ice page also has more information.


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