Matt Phelps Fay Lim
Communications Specialist II Communications Supervisor
Online Resources and Phone Numbers for Winter Storm Emergencies
EVERETT, Wash., November 21, 2022 – Snohomish County Public Works staff is reminding residents of some useful tools and helpful tips to prepare for any snow and ice events as the weather gets colder.
For those venturing through unincorporated Snohomish County, visit the Public Works Snow and Ice webpage for road closure information and more. Public Works’ snow removal and anti-icing map shows which routes are primary and secondary. It also allows residents to see what county roads have been recently plowed, sanded or had anti-icing applied.
Road Maintenance is responsible for approximately 1,600 total miles of roads. Multiple snowplow passes and treatments may be required to keep primary routes passable. All other routes will be addressed based on priority, existing resources, and weather conditions. Anti-Icing liquid (Calcium Chloride) will be used in pre-determined areas when weather conditions are appropriate for this type of treatment.
The prioritization of snow and ice routes are based on traffic volume, bus routes, terrain, and historical knowledge of problem areas. Emergencies affecting life and safety in a winter storm may change these guidelines. Please call once to request a single road section be plowed during a heavy snowfall event. Prioritization does not change based on the number of public calls received on a single road section.
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:
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.