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The Snow Is Here, Finally (Updated)

By master · January 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Take a look out your window and you’ll see that the expected snow has fallen. And continues to fall.

As you might imagine, you shouldn’t get in your car unless it’s absolutely necessary, especially if it involved driving up and down high grade hills. If you don’t believe me, just ask this guy. Or this guy.

The good news for those worried about their commute is that the snow should be transitioning into rain some time after midnight. There are not expected to be any issues for the morning commute, though be careful if that rain turns into freezing rain.

Basically, the point is…be careful out there. And if you want to build a snowman, better hurry up.

Update (7:30 a.m.): As predicted, the temperatures are warming up and it’s now raining. The few inches of snow we have is turning into a slushy mess.

If today is your garbage day, put those cans out. This in from Seattle Public Utilities:

Residential garbage, recycling, food and yard waste collection is on schedule in the City of Seattle today, Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Due to weather conditions, some routes will be starting and finishing later than usual. Customers could experience pickup times later than usual.

Also, the Seattle Public Schools have sent out two bits of information:

  • As a precaution for the safety of students and staff, Seattle Public Schools will be running two hours late on regular bus routes.
  • Five schools that had previously scheduled early release days (Whitman, McClure, Hamilton and Eckstein middle schools and Roosevelt High School) will release students at the normal dismissal time.

And King County Metro (@kcmetrobus) tweeted this alert:

Most Metro service on snow routes Wed AM thru 9 AM due to snowy/slushy roads. Expect some delays. Dress warm.

Here is information on changes to Metro service. They’re updating this site, so keep refreshing it for the most current information.

Photo: WvvJoEvvW

More photos from last night after the jump…

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