snow removal http://kplu.org en Seattle preparing for next snowstorm http://kplu.org/post/seattle-preparing-next-snowstorm <p>You may be drying out from the weekend rain storms. But city officials in Seattle are thinking about snow.&nbsp; They&rsquo;re learning lessons from the snowstorm in November that turned roads into ice rinks and made for paralyzing commutes. Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:08:56 +0000 Paula Wissel 358 at http://kplu.org Seattle preparing for next snowstorm Seattle Lays Out Snow Removal Plans http://kplu.org/post/seattle-lays-out-snow-removal-plans <p>&nbsp;Seattle says it can handle the snow this time around.&nbsp; In 2008, the city was paralyzed by a series of storms.&nbsp; Buses didn&rsquo;t run, sidewalks were caked with ice and streets weren&rsquo;t passable for more than a week.</p><p>Reports after the fact showed the city was unprepared. Snow routes weren&rsquo;t plowed.&nbsp; There was a communication breakdown between Seattle Department of Transportation and Metro Transit officials.</p><p>The city&rsquo;s poor response to the snow storm is often credited with the defeat of former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels.</p> Tue, 09 Nov 2010 23:16:25 +0000 Paula Wissel 113 at http://kplu.org Seattle Lays Out Snow Removal Plans