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Changes to “Limited Transportation” Snow Routes


When severe weather impacts road conditions, school bus service may need to run on “Limited Transportation” routes. In these situations, Transportation divides the district into three key areas - A, B and C - that can experience weather conditions differently, based on their elevations.
 
The Transportation Department has recently made a few adjustments to select pick-up locations in an effort to ensure buses can traverse routes to safely reach students, to minimize congestion and to improve efficiencies. The changes involve “Area B” which mostly pertains to Snoqualmie neighborhoods, as well as two Fall City routes – Lake Marie and Lake Alice.

The following changes will be implemented during “Limited Transportation” for Area B:
  • Snoqualmie Ridge: Students from MSHS, CKMS and TFMS only will be picked up at the three intersections of SE Ridge St. & Fairway Ave., Fairway & Muir St., and Muir St. & Douglas Ave. SE. All Cascade View students in this area (including Eagle Lake and Crestview Loop residents) will need to walk a few blocks to school or be transported by parents, when snowy conditions call for “Limited Transportation” routes.
  • Deer Park: Buses will pick up MSHS and CKMS students only at the Swensen Ave. & Leitz SE intersection. Timber Ridge students will need to walk a few blocks to school, or be transported by a parent, when snowy conditions call for “Limited Transportation.” 
  • Aster Creek & Eagle Point: The pick-up location is at Jacobia St. & Hancock Ave. SE. 
  • Highland Drive & Tokul Road: Students will be picked up at three stops at the intersections of: Main Line & 396th Drive SE; 396th Drive & SE 53rd Street; and SE 53rd Way & Tokul Road SE.
  • Other Snoqualmie snow routes were not changed; Click here for all snow routes. 
In addition, two Fall City areas will now be serviced as part of Area B (instead of “Area C”). Due to their higher elevations, these areas are more likely to be impacted by the same weather conditions as Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhoods:
  • Lake Alice: Buses will pick up students at the SE 56th Street trail head, with no transportation into Heather Crest.
  • Lake Marie: Buses will pick up students at 356th Ave. SE at the first entrance to Spring Glenn.
For complete details on all snow routes in Areas A, B and C, which apply when “Limited Transportation” is designated, visit the Emergency Transportation Information on the district website. Families are also encouraged to print this information, to have a copy available for reference in the event of a power outage.



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