In case the Seattle area wakes up to snow soon, here are some phone numbers and Web sites that may come in handy. Metro bus service: Routes may be changed because of snow, and...

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In case the Seattle area wakes up to snow soon, here are some phone numbers and Web sites that may come in handy.

Metro bus service: Routes may be changed because of snow, and the transit agency advises riders to check its online adverse-weather page at transit.metrokc.gov/tops/bus/snow.html for information on routes and schedule changes. Or call 206-553-3000.

Sound Transit: For information on Sound Transit services — Sounder Commuter Rail, Tacoma Link Light Rail and ST Express Regional Bus — call 800-201-4900 or go to www.soundtransit.org/.

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School closures: Check this Web site: schoolreport.org.

For more on the weather: Go to seattletimes.com for the latest road conditions, traffic reports and weather forecasts.

Winter driving tips

• Drive slower than usual.

• Accelerate slowly and smoothly.

• Watch for stranded vehicles, pedestrians and children playing in the snow. Even with chains, four-wheel drive or both, steering and stopping in snow are much more hazardous than under normal conditions.

• Plan more time for your trip.

• Dress appropriately for the cold, and keep food, water and bedding in your car.

• Make sure your vehicle is equipped for the weather, with good tires, hoses, belts and fluids.

• Leave more space between your vehicle and those in front of you. For example, instead of one car length at 10 mph, allow two or three car lengths.

• Watch farther ahead of your vehicle than usual.

• Begin to brake earlier, and do so slowly and smoothly.

• Slow down for turns.

• Limit 911 calls to genuine emergencies.

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