Snow Delays Garbage Collection This Week

Due to the snow on Feb 5-6, Seattle Public Utilities suspended garbage collection on Monday and announced that all remaining residential services will be delayed one day this week.  If you are in Victory Heights and have a usual pick up on Thursday, it will be on Friday, February 10th.

If your materials are not picked up by the end of the following day, please put them out on your next regularly scheduled pickup day. Customers missed this week will be allowed to set out double their normal amount of garbage, recycling and yard waste at no additional charge, on their next scheduled collection day. For service updates, please check http://www.seattle.gov/util. Follow SPU on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SeattleSPU.

Nearly 2 Inches Of Snow But Roads Passable

Looking east down NE 100th Street

Looking east down NE 100th Street

After an overnight snowfall that KOMO is calling the largest in two years, it is still possible to drive around Victory Heights. With nearly 2 inches of snow on the ground that started around 7:30 PM Saturday night, the roads don’t look too bad, although there is some ice present.  If taking a hill to get off Victory Heights seems too daunting until temperatures warm up later today, head for Northgate Way which is plowed and clear. Drive slowly and safely!

The Short Snow

Thornton Creek covered in a thin layer of snow. December 20, 2013

Thornton Creek covered in a thin layer of snow. December 20, 2013

As predicted, it began to snow in Seattle early this morning with about an inch or two accumulation around Victory Heights by the time most people had gotten up. Schools were delayed two hours, but by 9 AM the snow had changed to rain. With rising temperatures in the forecast, it’s expected the snow will be gone by this afternoon. Most likely it will rain all weekend with temps in the 40s.

Year’s First Snow In Victory Heights

Snow in Victory Park on December 19, 2012

The year’s first snowfall in Victory Heights occurred last night with a light dusting.  As of 8 AM on Wednesday with temperatures in the mid-30s and steady rain, the roads were wet and slightly slushy but easily navigable. The snow is expected to be gone by this afternoon.

 

 

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