Photos: Snow on trees

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Just in case you forgot, here's proof that it did snow in Shoreline.

Lee Lageschulte took this on NW 175th in Shoreline.

Shoreline got the pretty roads - Seattle didn't do as well.

Photos courtesy Washington State Patrol

Washington State Patrol sent out the not-so-pretty photos. This is the tanker truck rollover that shut down I-5 for hours and hours. The issue was that the tank contained hazardous material and had to be handled very carefully.

Here's what the State Patrol said about the clean up:

"After assessment of the scene, the Seattle Fire Department determined that this was a hazardous material situation and advised the WSP that the whole freeway needed to be shut down to include the on and off ramps. The area was cleared and a command post was set up north of the scene.

"Command post briefings occurred every 30 minutes to update all agencies involved in this incident. The agencies present were Seattle Fire Department (Incident Command), Seattle Police Department, Washington State Patrol (WSP), Washington State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Division, Washington Department of Transportation, Seattle Department of Transportation and Department of Ecology. In addition, the Joint Intelligence Center (JIC) for Seattle was activated so representatives from all agencies involved could receive real time information to resolve this incident as efficient as possible.

"The Washington State Patrol along with all agencies involved, understand that this was an enormous disruption to all commuters that were affected by this event. WSP troopers escorted equipment to the scene to assist and expedite the Seattle Fire Department’s great efforts to clear this as soon as possible. The potential catastrophic consequences of this situation made it imperative to insure every step was performed with the utmost attention to detail and safety by the Seattle Fire Department."


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