Before the snow begins to fall, our Public Works team is laying down deicer on our streets in preparation. Once the ice and snow hits, they deploy our three sanders and four snow plows to clear the streets, often working around the clock to ensure the safety of all our residents.
During these winter weather events, our crew works to clear the priority snow routes at all hours. They tackle the other streets as time allows. This ensures that our community can move through the city safely. Here is the map of those priority snow routes:
Here’s what residents can do to help:
- Clear sidewalks abutting your house or business – the City will not be scraping sidewalks, that is the property owner’s responsibility.
- Stay home if you don’t need to be out. It is safer with fewer people on the roads, especially those not comfortable in snow or ice.
- Is the power out? You can get updates from Puget Sound Energy through their website (click here for outage map).
Tips for driving in icy conditions:
- Clear your windshield and vehicle windows before driving
- Allow extra time to reach your destination
- Leave room between you and the vehicle in front of you
- Do not use cruise control
- Be extra careful around intersections, off-ramps, bridges and shady spots
During winter weather events, City will keep our equipment on the roads and continue to sand local streets with the focus on hills and intersections. The crew monitors weather conditions to keep our residents moving safely through our City. Thank you for patience and stay warm.