When low temperatures lead to snowy or icy streets, have a planned route to avoid steep hills. The Seattle Department of Transportation has route maps.
The Seattle Department of Transportation has a winter weather brochure and snow route map. Brochures are available at all public library branches and neighborhood service centers, and are also being given out at elementary schools for children to take home to their parents.
When winter weather strikes, have alternative routes to school and work to avoid steep hills and congested streets. Priority routes which will be plowed by the Seattle Department of Transportation are shown on their map. They also have a page of preparedness tips such as items to keep in your car and at home in case of emergencies.