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February 24, 5:58 AM click here to comment > 0

Emergency Operations Center Opens at 5 a.m. Thursday morning

The City of Seattle Emergency Operations Center is activated this morning to coordinate the City’s snow response and monitor the impact of overnight snowfall on this morning’s commute. The National Weather Service is predicting an accumulation of one to two more inches of snow in Seattle up until 4 p.m. today.

As part of its ongoing response, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews will continue monitoring and treating trouble spots with 22 vehicles conducting anti-icing operations. Motorists can check on current traffic conditions and roadway images at SDOT’s Traveler’s Map at:

There are several ways to find out if your bus is on a snow route:
• Sign up for a transit alert at:
• Visit Metro’s Snow, Ice and Flood page at
• Call Metro customer information at 206-553-3000.
• Metro may implement reroutes anytime and may return buses to regular routing on a route-by-route basis as conditions allow.

For information on Sound Transit services during snow events, please visit

As a reminder, the City encourages property owners to work with their neighbors to clear sidewalks adjacent to their properties after a snowstorm. The City of Seattle will be clearing city-owned sidewalks, and encourages residents and businesses to keep walkways safe for pedestrians.

Severe Weather Shelters

City Hall (open through Feb 28)
Located on 4th Avenue between James and Cherry Streets
Doors open at 8:30 p.m., closes at 6 a.m.
Capacity: 75
Serves men and women

Frye Hotel (open through Feb 28)
Located on 3rd and Yesler
Doors open at 8:00 p.m., closes at 8:30 a.m.
Capacity: 25
Serves women only

Seattle Center – Rainier Room (open Feb 23 – 24)
305 Harrison Street (next to Key Arena, use East Entrance)
Open at 9:00 p.m., closes at 6:00
Capacity: 100
Serves men and women
Take bus 1, 2, 4, or 16

Posted by: cityweb