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Annual Snow and Ice Training Brings Snow Plows to City Streets

Annual Snow and Ice Training Brings Snow Plows to City Streets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 27, 2017

 

 

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Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005

 

Annual Snow and Ice Training Brings Snow Plows to City Streets

 

Tacoma residents could see snow plows operating throughout the city on Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9, between 7:30 AM to 4 PM each day as part of the City of Tacoma’s effort to be prepared for winter snowstorms. During this time frame, emergency snow vehicles will be dispatched so crews can experience operating these vehicles along snow routes and around the travelling public.

 

During a snowstorm event, City crews plow and de-ice streets on a priority level, starting with primary arterial streets and then followed by secondary and auxiliary routes. The time required to clear these routes depends on the intensity of a particular snowstorm and how much snow or ice accumulates.

 

Residents can also prepare for winter weather by:

  • Equipping vehicles with good tires, windshield wipers, chains, sand and emergency supplies
  • Researching public transportation options

 

Those living on a hill or somewhere difficult to access in the snow should look for a place to legally park their vehicles on nights when snow is forecasted. They should also choose a location where putting on chains can be done safely.

 

For more information on winter preparedness and to view the snow routes map, visit cityoftacoma.org/InclementWeather.

 

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