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Mayor, partner agencies provide update on lingering winter weather
Mayor, partner agencies provide update on lingering winter weather
1/14/202034:08

With overnight snowfall and freezing conditions, and a forecast for more inclement weather, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan holds a press conference with representatives from several City departments and regional partner agencies to provide an update on the impact to City services and detail the response to the winter weather. 

In addition to the update on City services, Mayor Durkan and City officials outline how Seattle residents can navigate the snow. During winter weather and snow, there are five key things the City needs residents to do:

  • Stay informed: Check the National Weather Service for updates, and sign up for AlertSeattle for emergency notifications.
  • Shovel your sidewalks: It's the property owner's responsibility to make sure the sidewalk in front of their home or business is safe and accessible. It's not only the law - it's just the right thing to do to make sure people can move through Seattle safely.
  • Don't drive unless you absolutely have to: Driving during a storm is dangerous - please avoid driving and choose to take public transit whenever possible. If you have to drive, check out these tips on how to stay safe.
  • Check on your neighbors: Make sure your neighbors have everything they need to be prepared for a storm, and if they're older or disabled, be a good neighbor and offer to help get supplies and shovel their sidewalk.
  • Get prepared: Make sure your emergency kit is up-to-date, and make sure you have a plan in the event of a power outage.

For information on road closures, plowed roads, and planned snow response routes, please visit the Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) live Storm Response Map

Speakers include:

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle

Rodney Maxie, Seattle Department of Transportation, City of Seattle

Terry White, King County Metro

Brian Nielsen, Washington State Department of Transportation

Debra Smith, Seattle City Light

Jeff Fowler, Seattle Public Utilities

Jason Johnson, Department of Human Services, City of Seattle

Harold Scoggins, Seattle Fire Department

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