News Blog for Seattle's Wallingford Neighborhood


Ice storm and more snow hits Seattle, buses still on snow routing

January 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Early this morning, freezing rain started pelting the city of Seattle and surrounding areas, causing widespread power outages, making travel treacherous, and grounding flights from SeaTac. A rain/snow mix has been falling steadily for the last few hours in North Seattle, and Metro has reduced services in many areas.

Buses with reduced or canceled services in Wallingford are the following:

  • Route 16 is not serving regular stops in the Wallingford/Greenlake area between N 45 St and N 80 St. Brief reroute in Northgate as well.
  • Route 26 Express is not serving portions of the Fremont/Wallingford areas. Click here for a detailed list of missed stops.
  • Route 30 is not serving regular stops on N. 40th St. between Stone Way N. and Wallingford Ave N. or between University Way NE north of NE Campus Parkway and NE 55 St. west of Princeton Ave. N.
  • Route 31 is not serving N. 40th St. between Stone Way N. Wallingford Ave. N.
  • Route 44 does not have pre-planned snow routing. It is operating via its regular route and stops, but with possible significant delays due to weather, road or traffic conditions.
  • Route 46 service is canceled until further notice.

A message from the Seattle Emergency Operations Center warns residents of travel dangers:

On traffic cameras, television or from your window, streets may appear bare and wet but they may still be covered with ice. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) continues to treat major arterial roads with salt brine and granular salt. Some secondary or neighborhood streets are very slick and changes in conditions between treated and untreated roadways can be very sudden. Four wheel drive is not a solution – vehicles need chains to have traction. Keeping the roads clear of traffic is extremely helpful for emergency vehicles.

Bottom line: officials recommend staying home if at all possible. If you’re experiencing any power outages, call Seattle City Light’s Outage Hotline at 206-684-7400.