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...
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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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.
The Associated Press