Residential hill routes finished this morning
Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 12:04 p.m.
City plowing on residential hill routes finished today ending the Stage 1 snow event declared Sunday afternoon.
City crews began working Friday to prepare streets ahead of the Sunday storm. As the snowfall intensity increased, additional crews were called in to prepare the city for the Monday morning commute. The city has more than 2,100 lane miles, including 760 arterial lane miles.
Snow emergency routes, major arterials, hills and transit routes were the initial focus. Resources were added to the residential hill routes as part of the Stage 1 snow event. The snow “boot” attached to a grader was also tested as part of the pilot program.
A Stage One Snow Event is declared when:
Two inches of snow are on the ground and four inches or more are anticipated during the current snow event. This declaration triggers a number of actions.
The City will:
Citizens are asked to:
Further snow information: