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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: SDOT Continues Snow Response

12/23/2008  6:00:00 AM

SDOT Continues Snow Response
Residents advised to use caution if driving

SEATTLE - In the face of overnight freezing temperatures, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) continues to aggressively plow, de-ice and sand. The department still advises that, if driving is necessary, motorists drive with caution and use arterials as much as possible. Road conditions are passable with both clear areas and hard packed snow. Slippery roadway areas and black ice may exist in some spots.

Overnight the department focused on primary and secondary arterials, adding to the primary arterial work completed during the day on Monday. SDOT currently has its entire winter response fleet plowing, sanding and de-icing city streets. Two of those trucks are devoted solely to the West Seattle Bridge and the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $8 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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