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Posted on: December 7, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Be Prepared for Snow and Ice in Snohomish County


Catherine Higgins                              Fay Lim
Communications Specialist II            Communications Supervisor
425-388-3053                                     425-388-6413


Be Prepared for Snow and Ice in Snohomish County

Unincorporated Snohomish County route priorities for snow and ice maintenance
and resources available online

EVERETT, Wash., December 07, 2016 – Before heading out during a snow or ice event, it is highly recommended that commuters check their travel routes and options. For those venturing through unincorporated Snohomish County, visit the Public Works Snow and Ice webpage for snowplow and sander route priorities, and road closure information. The prioritization of snow and ice routes are based on traffic volume, transit and school bus routes, terrain, and knowledge of problem areas. The prioritization does not change based on public calls – even multiple calls – requesting service.

During these weather events, it’s also important to:

  •          Know who to call and when:

o   Snohomish County road closures: 425-388-7500 (unincorporated Snohomish County only)

o   Life-threatening emergencies, call 911.

o   Non-life threatening emergencies:

§  For Brier, Edmonds, Woodway, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, and Mukilteo call 425-775-3000.

§  For the rest of Snohomish County dial 425-407-3999.

  •          Give snowplows plenty of room to work. Do not tailgate and if you must pass, take extreme caution and beware of the displaced snow and ice, and sand when the sander is on.
  •          Remove your vehicle if parked on the street of a major arterial or emergency route.
  •          Obey road closed signs.


Follow the Department of Emergency Management and Snohomish County on Twitter and like Snohomish County on Facebook for the most up-to-date information during an event.

About Snohomish County Public Works               

The Snohomish County Public Works Department employs approximately 600 staff members that develop and maintain county roads; control and manage surface water quantity, quality, and fish habitats; and oversee the recycling and disposal of solid waste. The department’s main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA  98201. For more information about Snohomish County Public Works, visit

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