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Winter Storm Warning

Winter Weather Alert from Public Works Director Terry Bryant

The National Weather Center has issued a Winter Storm Warning.  Woodway is expected to receive an additional 4 to 6 inches of snow beginning at 7:00 pm today, January 14. High winds will accompany the heavy snow fall. The weight of the snow on tree branches along with high winds will likely result in limb and tree failure. If the forecast holds, Woodway and a large portion of Snohomish County residents can expect to lose power from downed trees and power lines. Based on the size and severity of the anticipated storm, power could be out for some time.
 
Running on a 24-hour work schedule, the Woodway Public Works Department has been keeping the roads clear of snow and ice using the Town's equipment, a F250 Ford pickup with an 8-foot snow plow and sand/ice melt spreader. We will continue to be on-site and on-call for snow plowing, ice melt sanding, and tree/debris removal to keep the roadways clear for safe vehicle traffic.  
 
Using our Standard Operating Procedure, the roads will be cleared in three groups:
  1. The Town's main roads will be cleared first: Woodway Park Road, 116th Avenue W., Timberlane Road, Wachusett Road, North Deer Drive, and Algonquin Road.
  2. Once those roads are clear of snow and have been sanded, Public Works moves on to arterials: the Dogwood Lane loop, Kulshan Road, Makah Road, Bella Coola Road, Chinook Road, Nootka Road, the Twin Maples neighborhood, and the Woodway Highlands neighborhood.
  3. Then plowing and sanding of the rest of the streets will occur.
Due to heavy snow fall, cold temperatures, high winds, and blowing snow, late evening and early morning driving conditions will be very hazardous. If you must drive, use extreme caution. 
 
Please call 911 to report emergencies, or the Public Works Director's cell phone at (425) 290-2130 to report downed trees or request snow plowing/sanding.

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