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The city of Kenmore encourages citizens to prepare for possible snow showers

Heavy snow could wreck havoc on Bothell Highway as it did in 2009. - Reporter file photo
Heavy snow could wreck havoc on Bothell Highway as it did in 2009.
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The City of Kenmore encourages citizens to prepare for possible snow showers that local weather forecast channels are predicting through Friday afternoon.

Public works crews applied de-icer to known problem areas earlier today and are on standby to clear snow from roadways.

The City of Kenmore contracts for public works services with the City of Lake Forest Park. The two cities share eight trucks for treating snow and ice conditions. Four trucks have sanders/spreaders and plows, two trucks have de-icers and plows, and two trucks have plows. During a snow and ice event, maintenance crews will switch to two 12-hour shifts to ensure 24-hour coverage. The goal is to provide the safest driving conditions possible to the public.

Snow and ice crews will focus on primary routes first, including arterials, bus routes, and designated emergency routes. Once the primary routes are able to be left in a safe condition, attention will turn to secondary and residential streets. Crews will continue to work around the clock as long as snow and ice conditions exist.

 

Be a Good Neighbor

You are part of the team, too! Your participation and awareness can help.

·When snow falls, shovel your sidewalk and driveway. If you have neighbors who have difficulty shoveling snow, consider cleaning theirs too.

·Businesses and building managers should shovel sidewalks outside their locations so customers and employees can get around.

 

What You Can Do

·Know the Snow Map; www.kenmorewa.gov/preparedness

·Listen to the weather forecast. Have a plan in case severe weather strikes.

·Make sure you have a snow shovel and de-icer.

·When the storm hits, don’t drive if you don’t have to. Having fewer cars on the street during and after a storm makes it easier to clear streets.

·If you must drive, make sure your car is ready. Carry chains and be prepared to put them on. Make sure windows are clear and the snow is brushed from the entire car.

·Keep an emergency supply kit in your vehicle.

·Slow down, allow plenty of room between you and the next vehicle, and be prepared for ice you cannot see, especially on bridges and raised roadways.

·Watch for “Street Closed” signs. They are placed by crews for your safety.

·Stay away from downed power lines.

·Use alternative heat sources safely and wisely. Follow manufacturers’ instructions. Adequately vent fueled space heaters (e.g., kerosene, propane, alcohol) to avoid fatal carbon monoxide gas buildup. Also, do not use outdoor grills or camp stoves indoors as it may cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

·Call 9-1-1 only for emergencies.

 

For Assistance and Info

·City of Kenmore Website: www.kenmorewa.gov/preparedness

Visit the City of Kenmore website for individual and business preparedness brochures, snow and ice removal plan, and additional information. “Like Us” on Facebook, www.facebook.com/kenmorewa or “Follow Us” on Twitter, www.twitter.com/kenmorewa.

·Kenmore Residents: To Report Hazardous Road Conditions

To report hazardous road conditions during business hours call Kenmore City Hall at 425-398-8900 or after hours call King County Dispatch at 206-296-8100.

·Puget Sound Energy

To report a power outage, call PSE at 1-888-225-5773.

www.pse.com

·Northshore Utility District

425-398-4400

www.nud.net

·Republic Services

206-682-9730

www.republicservices.com/site/kenmore-wa

·Washington State Department of Transportation

Road Conditions call 511

www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic

·King County Metro

206-287-8463

http://metro.kingcounty.gov

Sign up to receive King County Transit Alerts online.

.Sound Transit Rider Information

1-888-889-6368

www.soundtransit.org

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