Winter weather

Winter Weather
3:54 pm
Tue November 23, 2010

Coldest temps tonight; chance of snow Thanksgiving Day

Forecasters say freezing temperatures will be with us through Thanksgiving morning, with the coldest lows of this winterly blast expected tonight. 

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Winter Weather
2:36 pm
Tue November 23, 2010

Cold snap hard on the homeless

Rick Reynolds is Executive Director of Operation Nightwatch, a non-profit social service agency that helps the homeless in downtown Seattle.
Liam Moriarty/KPLU KPLU News

The recent icy winds and frigid temperatures have been making life uncomfortable for pretty much everybody. But for folks without a place to call home, the cold snap can make an already-difficult life miserable.

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Winter Weather
9:32 am
Tue November 23, 2010

Seattle update: snowplows out, some streets closed

A woman walks gingerly across icy Boylston Avenue on Seattle's First Hill Tuesday morning. The street had a thick layer of compact snow and ice, like many in the region.
Gary Davis/KPLU

Snowplows are working icy Seattle streets this morning after a nightmare Monday snowstorm and deep freeze left many roads impassable. 

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News Roundup
7:11 am
Tue November 23, 2010

Tuesday morning's headlines

A blanket of snow and ice on the roads is forcing many to stay home Tuesday. Schools are closed, as buses aren't able to navigate side streets, like this one in Renton.
Twitpic/@AlvinBN

Sunshine for the deep freeze, winds cause power outages, and roads remain a mess. 

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Winter Weather
5:59 am
Tue November 23, 2010

Morning road's remain icy mess; officials ask you stay home

Main highways and side streets, such as this scene at 1st & Western in Seattle, are the scene of cars scattered across roadways. The quick freeze and ice made make streets impossible to pass today.
Twitpic/@elise81

If you don't have to be on the roads today you're being asked to stay home. State and local transportation officials around western Washington say conditions remain extremely poor, and won't improve much as the region remains in a deep freeze.

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Schools and Snow
9:12 pm
Mon November 22, 2010

Seattle, Tacoma schools among those closed Tuesday

Kids will have a 'snow day' in many districts on Tuesday, including Seattle, Everett and Lake Washington schools. This was the scene at a Queen Anne neighborhood P Patch in Seattle on Monday.
Peter Lewis photo

Update 7:00 am

School districts are making Tuesday plans this evening, as snow continues to fall and treacherous roads make driving hazardous. 

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Winter Weather
7:15 pm
Mon November 22, 2010

Icy nightmare descends on Monday night's commute

Eastbound 512 traffic near Puyallup takes it very slow late Monday afternoon. Spinouts, slowdowns and frustrations were everywhere around western Washington today.
Justin Steyer/KPLU

Temperatures plummeted quickly Monday evening, freezing wet roads already dusted with snow. It's added up to a nightmare commute for many trying to get home.

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Winter Weather
5:02 pm
Mon November 22, 2010

Road departments, Metro use lessons learned from 2008

A Metro bus makes its way up 4th Avenue in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood during Monday's snowstorm, Nov. 22, 2010.
Liam Moriarty/KPLU

Nearly two years ago, heavy snow and ice from an unusual mid-December storm and cold snap left roads and sidewalks treacherous for a week or more. Road and transit agencies in Seattle say the hard lessons they learned during the big snowstorm of 2008 are showing up in their response to this snowfall.

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Traffic
3:26 pm
Mon November 22, 2010

I-5 express lanes in Seattle to remain open southbound through evening commute

The Washington State Department of Transportation has decided to keep the I-5 express lanes open in the southbound direction through Tuesday afternoon.

In certain snow and ice conditions WSDOT leaves these lanes open during normally scheduled closures to prevent ice and snow accumulation. Drivers headed in the northbound direction through downtown Seattle should plan accordingly. 

Updated traffic conditions are available on the WSDOT website

Winter Weather
12:51 pm
Mon November 22, 2010

Pierce County roads worsen as snow continues

No one was seriously injured in this Pierce Transit bus accident near the UW Tacoma campus. Twenty were on board when the bus slid down a slick hill near 19th & Jefferson.
Twitpic/@ksymer

Monday's snow is wreaking havoc in Pierce County. The conditions have clogged roads with multiple accidents and spinouts, leaving some commuters stranded and affecting public transit operations.

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Winter Weather
12:18 pm
Mon November 22, 2010

Plea to drivers to stay off the roads today

The view from S. 125th & Park on the Pacific Lutheran University campus. As temperatures drop Monday, driving could become quite treacherous.
Justin Steyer/KPLU

The people who get paid to worry about our public roads want you to delay any travel plans for a day or two. State transportation officials are asking drivers to stay off the roads today as a cold and snow system pushes through western Washington today.

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News Roundup
6:13 am
Mon November 22, 2010

Monday morning's headlines

Snow gathers on the umbrella of a 3rd Avenue pedestrian in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood Monday morning. The snow - and threat of more as the morning progresses - has affecteed schools and public transit schedules.
Gary Davis/KPLU

Snowy weather comes to western Washington, grocery workers reach a tentative contract agreement, and Seattle Schools sudden improvement in graduate's college readiness.

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Your Commute
9:47 pm
Sun November 21, 2010

Metro buses on snow routes Monday

King County Metro Transit buses will be running on snow routes starting with Monday morning's service, a precautionary move with the possibility of snow in the forecast.
KingCounty.gov

Metro buses will be running on snow routes Monday. It's a precautionary measure due to the threat of snow. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, warning of possible snow accumulations during the day on Monday of one to three inches from southwest Washington northward, perhaps as far as Seattle and Everett.

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Winter Weather
6:27 pm
Sun November 21, 2010

Deep freeze, snow showers visit western Washington

For most central Puget Sound dwellers, the season's first snow showers were light and didn't create accumulations. This photo was taken in Bellevue on Sunday.
Twitpic/@JerryMoneta

Western Washington is experiencing its coldest temperatures of the season, and it's about to get a lot colder.

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a winter weather advisory for much of the state through Monday night. Southwest Washington's interior, through Olympia and perhaps as far north as Seattle, could see snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches through Monday evening. That's when a second cold front is expected. 

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