Bill Craig Julie Kuntz
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Online resources include snow removal and priority route maps for plows and deicers
EVERETT, Wash., December 30, 2021 – With daytime snowmelt expected to turn to ice Thursday and Friday nights, Snohomish County Road Maintenance crews will continue 24/7 plowing, salting and sanding operations to keep roads clear. Crews will maintain their focus on primary routes but will put more attention on secondary and tertiary routes as temperatures are expected to rise Saturday.
“Our crews have worked very hard around the clock for nearly a week keeping the county roads plowed and sanded,” Snohomish County Public Works Director Kelly Snyder said. “We are looking forward to the warmer weather later this weekend. We just have to get through a couple more nights of freezing temperatures and icy roads.”
Before heading out today or 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 road closure information and more. The new snow removal and anti-icing map shows which routes are primary and secondary and allows residents to see what county roads have been recently plowed, sanded or had anti-icing applied.
Public calls requesting service will be addressed where possible after priority routes have been cleared. The prioritization of snow and ice routes is based on traffic volume, transit and school bus routes, terrain, and knowledge of problem areas.
During snow/ice weather events, it’s also important to:
Follow Snohomish County departments on social media for the most up-to-date information during an emergency event:
About Snohomish County Public Works
Snohomish County Public Works is responsible for approximately 1,600 miles of county roads, more than 200 bridges and manages about 200 traffic control signals. The department also processes nearly 600,000 tons of garbage per year. Its mission is to focus on safety and mobility while practicing fiscal responsibility and Snohomish County Public Works preserving the environment. Public Works has won numerous state and national honors for its work and is the largest department within Snohomish County government with approximately 500 employees plus seasonal staff. Its main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201.
Visit www.snohomishcountywa.gov/PublicWorks or follow the department on Facebook and Twitter for more information about Snohomish County Public Works.