3:22 p.m. UPDATE: Metro has sent alerts for most of the bus routes that go through Eastlake, saying that they are still on snow routes and warning: “It is not possible to know when it (a bus) will arrive at a specific location. Use regularly published timetables as a guide, then be prepared for delays.”
Eastlake routes that are on snow routes are 25, 49, 66, 70, 72 and 73. Check Metro’s storm alert web page for more information.
1:26 p.m. UPDATE: Looks like the wrecked truck is still there at Eastlake and Newton. See the photos provided by reader Kate Dulemba. The truck apparently came down the hill, slid off to the side, hit an embankment and rolled on its side. No word on how the driver is doing. (Thanks for sharing the pix, Kate!)
12:20 p.m. UPDATE: Eastlake Avenue is bare and wet at this point and traffic is moving along with no problems. It appears that the city’s plan to de-ice the main routes has worked so far.
The side streets in Eastlake, especially those with a hill, are another story. Roanoke E. is closed at the Boylston intersection although the stretch from Franklin to Eastlake is open. Two cars that embraced in a way they hadn’t intended are stuck in the driveway to the TOPS@Seward School parking lot. There are another two cars that slid into each other at the top of Louisa.
I’ve heard reports of an expensive SUV that was on its side by Serafina Monday night but, if it was there, it’s gone now. Also heard of a multiple fender bender last night at the top of Lynn where it meets Boylston. There are numerous cars parked in places they wouldn’t ordinarily be.
Looks like most businesses in Eastlake are open. I didn’t see a single closed sign. Looks like many people took the advice from Metro and the SPD and stayed home. Voxx Coffee was packed with people working on their laptops.
Kids are sliding on a few of the hills and Rogers Playfield was active with kids, parents and dogs.
Temperature on my deck is 26 degrees with snow drifts.
9:50 a.m. UPDATE: Christina says Nettletown is open today 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and they’re selling special Thanksgiving retail items and wild mushrooms. Also, Jaxx Boutique is open until 5 p.m.
9:21 a.m. UPDATE: Ed Wyse Beauty Supply is open on Eastlake Ave. E.
8:28 a.m. UPDATE: Alcena says Louisa’s is “open for now.” Also open: Voxx Coffee (regular hours, until 10 p.m.) and 14 Carrot Cafe (also regular hours … “Nothing stops us!”).
8:10 a.m. UPDATE: Seattle Public Utilities says garbage collections scheduled for today are CANCELLED. Garbage that was supposed to be picked up today will be picked up NEXT Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Metro says all buses are on snow routes this morning. They’re advising people to stay off the roads and stay home if they can. You can check what’s up with each bus route by going to Metro’s website.
All University of Washington campuses are closed today.
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