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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Everett Public Works offers tips to prepare for winter weather

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EVERETT, Wash. – With cold temperatures and snowy conditions in the forecast, Everett Public Works offers tips and resources to help community members prepare for snow and ice.

 How to prepare

When the snow hits or ground temperatures freeze

  • Be a good neighbor and clear your sidewalk if you can. By City code, property owners and occupants are responsible for clearing adjacent sidewalks of snow and ice. Pile up cleared snow where it doesn’t impede travel.
  • View a map of Everett priority snow and ice removal routes to see what streets (within City limits) get plowed and treated by City staff.  Sometimes street plowing causes “snow walls” on sidewalks and driveways that you may need to clear.
  • View Everett’s traffic cameras to look at road conditions at 40 locations across the city.
  • Visit everettwa.gov/inclementweather for City inclement weather updates and additional resources.
  • Call Public Works dispatch at 425-257-8821 to report trouble areas on the roads.
  • Increase the distance between you and other cars on the roadway and allow for more time to brake and make turns.
  • Wet snow is very heavy. Be cautious of falling trees and branches and heavy, wet snow accumulations on roofs.
  • As the weather warms back up, clear blocked storm drains of snow and ice to help manage surface water and prevent flooding.

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