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February 23, 4:22 PM click here to comment > 0

The Reader – Snow Forecast for Tonight

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Snow forecast for tonight
The latest weather forecasts call for snowfall across Seattle for this evening’s commute, followed by freezing temperatures through the end of the week. With that in mind, we have activated the city’s snow and ice plan. The Seattle Department of Transportation began by pre-treating streets with anti-icing solution yesterday. Crews have been on 24 hour work shifts since this morning. The Emergency Operations Center is activating at 4pm today to oversee the City’s snow response. The National Weather Service has suggested that commuters consider heading home early, and allow extra time to reach your destination.

State of the City
On Tuesday Mayor McGinn delivered his annual State of the City address at City Hall. The mayor pledged to help President Barack Obama “win the future” by focusing on innovation, education, and infrastructure projects in the year ahead, in order to prepare Seattle for the challenges of a global economy and to provide shared, sustainable prosperity.

Mayor McGinn pledged to help create jobs and improve energy efficiency, called on the Council to place the Families and Education Levy renewal before voters, and described the need to provide improved broadband service. The mayor promised to bring a Transit Master Plan before the Council later this year to fund high-capacity transit, including rail, on our city’s major corridors. He called on Council to send to voters a proposal to fund the Elliott Bay Seawall and to let the voters decide the fate of the proposed deep bore tunnel below Alaskan Way.

If you missed Mayor McGinn's "State of the City" speech, you can watch or read it at

Upcoming Events (for more see

February 27: Fremont Question & Answer session, 1:45pm, History House of Seattle (790 N 34th St)

March 1: Magnolia/Interbay Town Hall, 5:30pm, Catherine Blaine K-8 school cafeteria (2550 34th Ave W)

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