Sequim city crew prepares for snow

With a National Weather Service indicating the possibility of light snow this week, City of Sequim’s Public Works crew will be on call throughout the week and weekend to clear streets if necessary, officials said today (Nov. 22).

During snow storms, city crew concentrates on clearing the main arterials first. Washington Street, Sequim Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Third Avenue, overpasses and school routes (when schools are in session) are the top priorities, city officials said.

Residents can view a map of the snow clearing routes here and on the City of Sequim website (

When temperatures drop below freezing, city crews us magnesium chloride, a liquid de-icing agent, to clear main arterials and overpasses.

Sequim has 54 miles of city-owned roads and alleyways, in addition to parking lots and sidewalks. There are also 19 miles of private streets and roadways within city limits that city crews do not clear. City representatives ask community members to help by clearing snow from the sidewalks at and near their homes and businesses.

For more information, contact Ty Brow, City of Sequim Operations Manager, at 360-912-3220 or