Bill Craig Matt Phelps
Communications Specialist II Communications Supervisor
Online Resources and Phone Numbers for Winter Storm Emergencies
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., Jan. 11, 2024– Snow and cold temperatures are in the forecast across Snohomish County, and public works crews are prepared and ready for when snow and ice impact the roadways. Plans are in place for clearing priority snow and ice routes, and Road Maintenance teams are equipped and stocked with sand, salt, and other supplies to use as needed.
“We are monitoring the weather—public safety is our number one priority,” said Public Works Director Kelly Snyder. “We have enough salt, sand, and mixed products available for at least seven continuous (24/7) days to address snowy and icy roadways. Steps have been taken to ensure we are able to secure additional abrasives should the need arise. Plus, the county’s fleet division is ready to repair our vehicles and replace our plow blades, as needed.”
The Road Maintenance Division is prepared with resources including:
Before heading out, it is highly recommended that residents check their travel routes and options. For those venturing through unincorporated Snohomish County, visit the Public Works Snow and Ice webpage to view the priority routes for snowplowing, sanding and road closure information. Decisions for snow and ice removal are based on traffic volume, transit and school bus routes, hospitals and clinics, terrain, and knowledge of problem areas. The prioritization does not change based on public calls – even multiple calls – requesting service.
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:
For additional resources, including safety tips, overnight cold weather shelters and daytime warming centers, visit the Snohomish County Public Safety Hub at https://bit.ly/snococold.
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 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 X (formerly Twitter) for more information about Snohomish County Public Works.