3 p.m.: 1.5 inches of snow have fallen on top of the ice today, for a total storm total topping 7 inches.
City urges residents to get home before dark.
2 p.m.: National Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory until 4 a.m. Friday.
Noon: We now have a half-inch of new snow atop the ice atop the old snow.
Cliff Mass has posted: “Well folks, this is not my profession’s finest hour.”
Roosevelt Way Northeast at Northeast 88th Street at noon.
Traffic is light, but moving readily on both arterials and side streets. The Maple Leaf Community Council, though, has posted on Facebook that roads are in the worst condition since the the snow started.
KIRO-TV has set up shop at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 95th Street and is using the snow on the hood of Kristine’s Honda Civic to show conditions. (Thanks for the photo, Kristine!)
Igloo at Roosevelt Way Northeast and Northeast 94th Street, by Café Piccolo.
9:30 a.m.: Maple Leaf has a quarter-inch of ice on top of a half-foot of old snow. And it’s now snowing steadily.
Icy limbs over power lines.
8:45 a.m.: Local road update on the Maple Leaf Community Council’s Facebook page. Bottom line – ice.
Maple Leaf Ace Hardware: “We are CURRENTLY CLOSED due to the extraordinarily icy conditions. We are waiting to see how things develop before deciding whether to open.”
11 a.m.: One Two Sea-Tac runways now open. But massive delays.
5:45 a.m. The three runways at Sea-Tac airport are closed because of the icy conditions.
The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning until noon 2 p.m.:
ICE ACCUMULATIONS…ICE ACCUMULATIONS TWO TO FOUR TENTHS OF AN
INCH THIS MORNING. MAIN IMPACT…TRAVEL WILL BE SEVERELY IMPACTED.
POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY.
Seattle Public Libraries are closed today due to the extreme weather conditions.
Metro continues on weather routes. Check this site for changes to your bus route.
See snow plow routes here.
Live traffic cams here.
Garbage collection has been postponed by at least a day.
From Cliff Mass this morning: “Over the past day and particularly this morning, something relatively unusual and, quite frankly, dangerous is going on outside–a freezing rain/sleet storm.”Tweet