Snow is predicted in the Seattle and Bellevue area on Friday morning which can affect the commute. Every year, when snow hits, there are always vehicles that get stuck and accidents that occur which can make travel times even longer.
When winter storms are predicted, make sure your vehicle is prepared. Fill your fuel tank, put chains in your trunk, and equip your vehicle with emergency supplies including flares, ice scrapers, and chains.
If the storm does hit, try to avoid driving if at all possible. Instead of driving, you can use Metro but be sure to check on snow routes.
Winter Driving Tips
If you have to drive during a storm, make sure you drive carefully:
- Drive slow and do not follow too closely.
- Allow yourself extra time
- Brake gently
- Keep your windshield clear
- Do not pass snow plows
- Watch for ice especially on bridges and raised roads.
- Watch for Street Closed signs and do not try to go around them.
In your own neighborhood, you can contribute to safety by insuring storm drains are clear of leaves to prevent flooding. If you are able to, try to shovel your sidewalk and walkways and use a de-icer. This can prevent slip and fall accidents.
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