Winter weather impacts City of SeaTac on Tuesday, Feb. 5


For the second straight day, overnight freezing temperatures and frozen roadway surfaces have combined to create hazardous driving conditions in SeaTac and the surrounding communities.

In response, City Manager Carl Cole authorized a late opening to City Hall to protect the safety of City employees and visitors to the City facility. City Hall and the Community Center opened two hours later than normal at 10:30 a.m. They will remain open during their normal operations hours.

On Tuesday, Judge Robert Hamilton closed the SeaTac Municipal Court and canceled all classes in order to protect staff and visitors from the potential dangers of driving on the icy roads.

Public Works and Parks maintenance staff continue to plow and apply sand, salt and brine to primary arterial roadways within the City. For a list of the snow routes being maintained, click here.

Residential streets are not being plowed or de-iced and drivers should use extreme caution when traveling these routes. Due to inclement weather conditions, City roadways remain difficult to navigate. Stay off the roads and avoid travel if possible. If you must drive, slow down and increase your following distance. Also, allow for extra time to travel to your destinations.

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing, which impacts King County Metro Transit and roadways. For more information about the county impacts, click on regional Emergency News.

Due to the icy roadways and to protect the safety of its employees and customers, Recology Cleanscapes canceled residential garbage, recycling and food/yard waste pickup in SeaTac today, February 5. Service was also cancelled on Monday February 4. The waste hauler will attempt to serve priority commercial locations within in the City today.

All Tuesday through Friday customers will have their collection delayed by one day. Tuesday customers will be collected on Wednesday, Wednesday customers on Thursday continuing through the week with Friday customers being collected on Saturday.

Missed Monday customers will have their pickup on next Monday, February 11. All Monday customers should place all three bins out at the curb regardless of their normal every other week schedule. Reasonable extra material will be collected at no extra charge. Please place as material into the bin as possible and make sure any other material is bagged – not loose.

Recology Cleanscapes is working to service all commercial customers by the end of the week, however, this collection schedule subject to change based on conditions. For more information click here.

The City is preparing for a second round of snow and ice later this week. The National Weather Service predicts another winter storm could materialize this Friday or Saturday.


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