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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: SDOT Crews Proactively Treat Seattle’s Roads and Bridges

12/4/2009  2:35:00 PM

SDOT Crews Proactively Treat Seattle’s Roads and Bridges
Ready to respond with new winter weather plan

SEATTLE – Following the new winter weather response plan, SDOT crews have proactively applied salt brine solution to roads and bridges to address icing concerns and be ready for any possible snow.

In addition to applying the brine solution, which remains effective for several days unless it rains, crews have also been responding to reports of localized ice on side streets formed by groundwater seeping onto roadways.

With possible snow flurries forecast for tonight and early tomorrow, SDOT trucks are being fitted with plows and spreaders, and will be ready if needed. Crews will be on call throughout the weekend. Residents and businesses are reminded, if a storm does occur, of their responsibility to keep adjacent sidewalks clear of snow and ice.

To keep informed of SDOT’s work, the public can follow the effort on Twitter or join our SDOT Winter Weather Facebook page. Links to these can be found on SDOT’s Web site at More information about the city’s winter weather response plan is posted at

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $12 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.

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