Snow and Driving http://kplu.org en SDOT Looking into De-Icer that Caused Crashes on Seattle Bridge http://kplu.org/post/sdot-looking-de-icer-caused-crashes-seattle-bridge <p></p><p>Seattle transportation officials are looking into what&nbsp;went&nbsp;wrong after cars started spinning out of control on a de-iced West Seattle Bridge&nbsp;on Monday.</p><p>Three minor car crashes in the eastbound lanes shut down&nbsp;the bridge for several hours. Police blamed the de-icer used on the bridge, but the formula, which the city has been using for three years now, didn’t seem to have caused any problems in the westbound lanes on the same bridge.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 01:03:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 11402 at http://kplu.org We're comfortable driving in the snow? Really, Pemco? http://kplu.org/post/were-comfortable-driving-snow-really-pemco <p>This statement might surprise you. It sure surprised us.&nbsp;</p><p>Pemco Insurance makes the claim, based on a survey it did of Washington drivers. <a href="http://www.pemco.com/about_us/Pages/Washington_drivers_claim_to_be_safer.aspx">Most polled (58%) &nbsp;say</a> they feel &#39;comfortable&#39; behind the wheel when driving on snowy roads.</p> Thu, 24 Feb 2011 20:23:25 +0000 KPLU News Staff 867 at http://kplu.org We're comfortable driving in the snow? Really, Pemco? Snowy Wednesday morning for some commuters http://kplu.org/post/snowy-wednesday-morning-some-commuters <p>Snow greeted some Puget Sound communities this morning, making for a slippery commute. &nbsp;Buses in Snohomish County skidded on freeway ramps, <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/theweatherbeat/2013793368_everettbuses29.html">according to The Seattle Times</a>.</p><blockquote><p>At least two Community Transit buses were stuck along Interstate 5 entrance ramps south of Everett about 7 a.m. Wednesday as snow slickened road surfaces, according to the State Patrol.</p> Wed, 29 Dec 2010 16:47:59 +0000 KPLU News Staff 444 at http://kplu.org Snowy Wednesday morning for some commuters Seattle update: snowplows out, some streets closed http://kplu.org/post/seattle-update-snowplows-out-some-streets-closed <p>Snowplows are working icy Seattle streets this morning after a nightmare Monday snowstorm and deep freeze left many roads impassable.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:32:29 +0000 Gary Davis 203 at http://kplu.org Seattle update: snowplows out, some streets closed I-5 express lanes in Seattle to remain open southbound through evening commute http://kplu.org/post/i-5-express-lanes-seattle-remain-open-southbound-through-evening-commute <p>The Washington State Department of Transportation has decided to keep the I-5 express lanes open in the southbound direction through Tuesday afternoon.</p><p>In certain snow and ice conditions WSDOT leaves these lanes open during normally scheduled closures to prevent ice and snow accumulation. Drivers headed in the northbound direction through downtown Seattle should plan accordingly.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/seattle/">Updated traffic conditions are available on the WSDOT website</a></p> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 23:26:12 +0000 Justin Steyer 195 at http://kplu.org Pierce County roads worsen as snow continues http://kplu.org/post/pierce-county-roads-worsen-snow-continues <p>Monday's snow is wreaking havoc in Pierce County.&nbsp;The conditions have clogged roads with multiple accidents and spinouts, leaving some commuters stranded and affecting public transit operations. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 20:51:41 +0000 Gary Davis 194 at http://kplu.org Pierce County roads worsen as snow continues