As snow turns to slush, it’s time to clear the drains

With warmer temperatures today, city departments are asking residents to help clear storm drains and prepare for the big melt.

Not much traffic out there, but the main roads are looking much better today — here’s a look at traffic cams around the neighborhood.

Still no garbage pickup, but Seattle Public Utilities say they will attempt to collect Monday customers tomorrow (Wednesday) on a two-day delay, and will continue on that schedule through the weekend (weather permitting).

Seattle City Light is working on restoring power to some customers who lost power last night. So far, Ballard is fairing well, as most outages are still in Northeast Seattle.

The Seattle Fire Department is reminding people that the weight of the wet snow on flat roofs can cause damage — they recommend clearing out rooftop drains and downspouts as the snow begins to melt today.

And, Metro will continue to operate on their limited emergency snow network today, with just 60 high-ridership routes and shuttles in service.

The forecast is considerably more rain than snow for the next few days: today’s looking to stay above freezing most of the day, with a sun break tomorrow.

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Simon says “clean your drains”. Remember people, you MUST here the words “Simon says” BEFORE becoming action figures. Simon being played by Durkan or course. She is hiding behind the curtain.

Toad (of Toad Hall)
Toad (of Toad Hall)

Pay no attention to the man-hands behind the curtain🤓