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Treacherous conditions in Edmonds

 

Last updated 2/13/2021 at 9:55am

Janine Harles

The Edmonds fountain on Saturday, Feb. 13.

True to weather reports, snow dumped on Edmonds and Snohomish County beginning late Friday and continuing on through the morning Saturday.

Needless to say, driving is treacherous. (The Beacon would love to post your safely taken snow photos. Please email to [email protected])

The Shell Valley emergency access road is open for residents there.

In Edmonds, the prioritization of clearing roads is focused on main arterials throughout the city, such as Main Street and other arterials.

Snohomish County Road Maintenance crews began clearing roads Friday night. And, as of 6 a.m. Saturday, have cleared 1,960 miles of roads throughout the county. So far, 375 tons of sand, 372 tons of sand/salt mix, and 14,526 gallons of anti-icer have been used.

The county reports that road clearing is 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, the county said.

Crews will continue to plow, sand, and deice until temperatures rise and conditions return to normal.

 

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