City of Sequim crews prepare for weekend snow

City of Sequim officials say their road crews are preparing for inclement weather, with the National Weather Service forecasting snow for the area.

The City of Sequim Public Works crew will be on call throughout the weekend to clear City streets if necessary, city officials said today (Thursday, Jan. 31).

During snowstorms, city crews concentrate on clearing the main arterial roadways first. Washington Street, Sequim Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Third Avenue, overpasses and school routes (when schools are in session) are the top priorities, the said.

Residents can view a map of the snow clearing routes on the City of Sequim website at www.sequimwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4397.

City crews have been spreading magnesium chloride, a liquid de-icing agent, on main arterials and overpasses when temperatures have drop below freezing.

There are 54 miles of city-owned roads and alleyways in the City of Sequim in addition to parking lots and sidewalks. There are also 19 miles of private streets and roadways within the city limits that the city does not clear.

City officials ask the community to help by clearing snow from the sidewalks that adjoin their homes and businesses.

Contact Operations Manager Ty Brown at 360-912-3220 or tbrown@sequimwa.gov for more information.

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