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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: SDOT Crews are Plowing Slush from Seattle Streets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
1/12/2011  5:00:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


SDOT Crews are Plowing Slush from Seattle Streets

SEATTLE--Two to six inches of wet snow accumulated on Seattle streets between 7 pm and 1:30 a.m. last night and this morning. This morning it is raining and the snow is mostly slush. The West Seattle Bridge and the Alaskan Way Viaduct as well as many arterial streets are bare and wet. Other streets have accumulations of slush and there is standing water in places.

SDOT crews have been plowing major arterial streets in Seattle and continue to do so this morning, applying salt where needed to speed the melting of slush.

SDOT anticipates continued improvement in street conditions as the morning commute approaches; however motorist should expect to encounter snow and slush accumulations in the morning commute, especially on non-arterial streets.

Residents are advised to check the street drains near their homes to make sure the drains are not blocked with debris so the melting snow can drain off the street and avoid flooding.



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