1/18/24 Update: Due to icy parking lot conditions both Heritage Park and Church Creek Park are closed today. Crews will reevaluate as conditions change. City Hall is also operating on a two-hour delay and will open at 11am.
Crews are reporting a mix of snow and freezing rain and are continuing to plow priority routes. If you are unable to stay home, and plan to drive, use caution and take it slow. See additional tips below.
In the event of snow and ice, crews will focus on clearing priority routes, shown in the map below. Priority routes are determined by needs like transit, school bus routes, emergency routes and traffic volume.
- Road closures: In the event of snow and ice, crews may need to close some roads for safety and will work to reopen them as soon as it is safe to do so. Please do not attempt to go past road closure signs or barricades, they are put in place for your safety.
- Driving safety: when driving during snowy or icy conditions, slow down and leave plenty of room between yourself and other drivers. Consider having a "go kit" in your vehicle with emergency supplies.
- Prevent frozen pipes: Cold temperatures can cause pipes to freeze and burst. Prevent frozen pipes by opening cabinet doors, letting water trickle from your faucets at night and by keeping the temperature in your home above 55 degrees. See additional tips today.
- Heating safety: Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning - never use grills, barbecues, ovens or stoves to heat your home. Make sure your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms are in working order. Keep burnable objects at least three feet away from heat sources and turn off heating appliances such as portable heaters when leaving the room. Find additional heating tips here.
- Generators: If using a generator, operate it outdoors a safe distance away from your home. Never run a generator indoors, including garages.
- Have your emergency kit ready with two weeks worth of non-perishable food, water and supplies for everyone in your home.
- Powerlines: When coming across downed power lines, turn
around and call 9-1-1.
- Know the signs: Know the signs and symptoms of hypothermia and seek shelter when temperatures dip below freezing.
- Remember your pets! In the event of extreme cold, bring your pets indoors, or offer shelter for outdoor animals like livestock. See additional tips from Snohomish County.