Winter Weather Response

Welcome to SDOT’s Winter Weather Response website where you’ll find resources to help you prepare for winter storms and learn how SDOT responds to keep Seattle moving safely.


Prepare for Winter Weather: Help your neighbors. Stay warm. Prepare for cold weather. Get snow removal supplies. Prepare your first aid & emergency supplies. Learn the plowed routes. Be aware of the weather forecast. When there's snow/ice, do your part to keep Seattle moving safely. Keep sidewalks clear. It's the law and the right thing to do to help everyone travel safely, especially those who have low vison or a harder time getting around. Don't drive. Take transit instead. If you must drive, clear the snow/ice off your car, be extra cautious, follow plowed routes, and obey street closure signs. Bike safely. Dress for the weather and safety with reflective clothes, lights, and helmet. Be extra cautious as road conditions can change at an instant and you and drivers may need extra time to stop. SDOT is Ready! SDOT is ready for Seattle’s winter weather. We work around the clock to clear 1,200 lane-miles of critical streets for buses and emergency services. Learn more at