- Oct 25, 2017
Woke up to it snowing this morning. Checked the weather and next week is looking pretty interesting.
I grabbed a 20 lb bag of ice melt the other day cause why not. Already own two snow shovels and they're ready just in case.
My daughter was sick of snow days by day three last year and desperately wanted to go back to school.
We're in Portland so we didn't get hit very much last year.
Same in Lynnwood. I like snow, but I'm just anticipating a lot of rain and snow melting quick if we get any.
It's a real pain in the ass to drive in here. First, it tends to melt and then refreeze so the roads are skating rinks. Two, due to glaciers going south and then back north you have hills everywhere to contend with when driving. Three, since we don't get that much snow there isn't much investment in snow plows because it's not worth the public expense.
Make sure you head on over to the Canaan Valley in West Virginia some day. It’s a great hippie area full of snow over the winter.
SDOT is responsible for some sidewalks and paths that are not immediately adjacent to homes and businesses, like overpasses and public stairways. Otherwise, adjacent property owners or residents are responsible for clearing sidewalks.
“If you see that snow, do your job [to clear it] and if you can’t, get people to help you,” Durkan said.
Residents who don’t clear their sidewalks may get warnings. Although city code allows for fines starting at $50 for failure the clear the sidewalk of snow and ice, an SDOT spokesman said the department will prioritize educating people over fines.