After a winter storm brings snow and ice to Seattle, we all have a part to play to keep people and goods moving safely around the city. Since it’s hard to predict when (or even if!) Seattle will get wintry weather, it’s best to prepare now, so you aren’t caught by surprise.
Here’s what you need to know as we head into December:
- After a winter storm, clear sidewalks to keep Seattle moving!
- Landlords, construction site managers, homeowners, and business owners are responsible for clearing sidewalks and curb ramps next to their job sites, businesses, or home within 12 hours of the end of the storm.
- Don’t wait to get supplies like snow shovels, grit, and environmentally friendly ice melt. Get them now so you’re prepared for a storm.
- Talk to your neighbors and make a plan to ensure that sidewalks, curb ramps, and gutters are kept clear.
- Cleared paths should be 36″ wide so everyone—including people using a mobility aid like a wheelchair—can get around easily.
- Stay up-to-date on the City’s winter weather response at seattle.gov/winterweather