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Snowy Fremont Photos

January 19th, 2012 by master

Took a stroll around Fremont today and grabbed a few photos for those who might not have been around town since the snow started falling…

Looking south from 41st & Fremont Ave:

Looking up 38th St. from Fremont Ave.

Go on, brush your shoulders off, Vlad.

You’ve got something on your face, bro. No not there, there.

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Fremont SnowWatch 2/23

February 23rd, 2011 by master

Update (7:00pm): How bout that hail, huh? In case you somehow missed it we got hit with a little hail storm for about 15 minutes around 5:30. After that it calmed down and now we’ve some slushy flurries. 1 to 3 inches of snow are expected overnight. And so it begins…

FYI, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU)says Thursday garbage pick-up will happen as usual so plan accordingly.

Update (2:50pm): Metro is warning that buses will be crowded this afternoon and snow routes will likely be in effect. “Metro buses will move to snow routing as travel conditions change. When buses move to snow routes, it will be announced through Transit Alerts and on the Metro Online website. Check the status for your route before you travel.”

Original: Chain the tires, salt the sidewalk, dust off the parka, clean out the bomb shelter, hide your kids, hide your wife…SNOW is coming!!!

So far, so good for Seattle and, specifically, Fremont. The white stuff isn’t supposed to begin falling until this afternoon. Even then, the heavy stuff isn’t supposed to start dropping until the evening.

Weather Service forecaster Andy Haner wants you to know it’s not going to be crazy, but it’ll be enough that you’ll want to stay off the roads tonight if possible:

“I wouldn’t call it a ‘snowpocalypse,’ but it’s not going to be a good day to work late,” Haner said.

Temperatures in the Seattle area are expected to drop into the 20s late Wednesday, making for slick, icy roads for the evening commute and the possibility of more of the same on Thursday morning.

The Seattle Department of Transportation sent 10 snowplows into North Seattle and eight plows in South Seattle and they are now in a 24-hour response plan, ready to react to any snowfall.

Seattle Public Utilities is on schedule today for garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection.

We’ll keep you posted as the snow begins to fall.

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Fremont in the Snow

December 21st, 2008 by master

Even though the Fremont Market shut down today due to the inclement weather, residents and visitors were still walking around downtown Fremont. The snow continued to fall this morning, adding a new layer of fluff over the icy crust that formed on the snow last night, and allowing a few folks to ski right past the Red Door.

Skiing by the Red Door

Only a few businesses weren’t open- Flying Apron, El Camino, Blue C, and Yak’s; Many, were still operating, some with a skeleton crew, like Cold Stone Creamery which was only available for cake pickup, and Dad Watson’s, which was opening at bit later than usual at 1 p.m. Fremont Place Books was open, nearly all the coffee shops downtown were busy. Frame Up Studios, Willow and Bloom were also open, as were Silence-Heart-Nest and The Red Door. The PCC was bustling with customers stocking up on supplies and stopping in for a warm meal. Or, in one case, showing kids how to knock snow shelves down with snowballs:

Knocking down snow shelves at the PCC

Some cheerful artist had made smiley faces in the snow on a number of the cars parked along Fremont Ave., and a number of snowmen could be seen throughout downtown Fremont.

Smiley Snow Bug

Fremont Snowman

Last, but not least, a few Fremonsters braved the snow to sip their lattes down at Peet’s:

Fremont Friends Sip Coffee at Peet\'s in the snow

Enjoy the snow in Fremont, all, but stay warm!

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