SNOWPOCALPYSE 2008: The state of play

liftoff, by ChrisB in SEA via our snow-laden Metblogs photopool

liftoff, by ChrisB in SEA via our snow-laden Metblogs photopool. This may be the only way to get around tomorrow.

To build on what Wesa said earlier:

  • Metro has cut service tomorrow back to 50% of normal, so it’ll be close to what it was on Friday. If you’re bus-dependent for work, you’re probably not getting there. Again. Sound Transit also cancelled five major routes for tomorrow.
  • The deicer fluid crisis at Sea-Tac isn’t major yet — they have enough for Monday. Alaska and Horizon suspended service earlier today because they were almost out of deicer, but other airlines are OK until tomorrow, and Sea-Tac is getting some shipped in from other local airports. The big issue is that the fleet of tankers carrying more deicer are on the other side of Snoqualmie Pass waiting for it to reopen. If the pass can’t open tomorrow and the trucks can’t deliver in time for the Tuesday crush… a whole bunch of us will be having a White Christmas in Seattle instead of ANYWHERE ELSE.
  • The Sounder trains serving the Seahawks game did get stuck, and there was an angry mob, but the trains were fixed and everyone went home.
  • Also from the P-I: Green Lake is freezing over, but we’re a ways from skating weather.
  • By the way? It’s snowing. AGAIN.
  • And the kids are snowboarding the Counterbalance, as the picture above from Chris B in SEA demonstrates. He’s got quite the photoset of Counterbalance snowriders.

Stay inside. Stay safe. Hopefully it’ll be over with by tomorrow morning, the power will hold, it will rise above freezing tomorrow afternoon, and Sea-Tac will get back to normal by Tuesday. Please?

3 Comments so far

  1. josh on December 21st, 2008 @ 8:50 pm

    Thanks for this roundup, Dylan. I’ve been trying to fend off panic attacks about getting to the airport and out of town tomorrow. Now, to hope that there are brave taxis running tomorrow morning.


  2. SeattleHound » The Big Snow (pingback) on December 21st, 2008 @ 9:38 pm

    […] of links, from Magnolia, Ballard, Fremont, Phinney/Greenwood, Ballard (again), West Seattle, MetBlogs, Seattlest, Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Central District, and too many others to link […]


  3. mik (kimberley) on December 22nd, 2008 @ 12:57 pm

    Apparently (via wsdot and westseattleblog on twitter) metro’s website doesn’t contain up-to-date bus info, check mybus.org or tweet your peeps.



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