Winter Storm Watch: 1-5 Inches Predicted in Lowlands

Snow day in Kirkland. 2012

Kirkland public safety responders ready for predicted snow

Priority system for road maintenance will be initiated for snow plowing

 

Kirkland’s Police, Fire and Public Works Departments are ready to respond to the snow that is predicted in the lowlands. The National Weather Service advises that a front is expected to bring snow beginning today to several areas including the east Puget Sound lowlands.  Snow accumulations are predicted to be one to five inches.  A winter storm watch is in effect through Friday, December 20, in the afternoon.  Kirkland Public Works crews are applying pre-ice brine throughout the day to arterials, roads near Evergreen Healthcare hospital, and hills.  Two sander trucks are ready to deploy and two plows will be mounted.  The City will initiate the following priority system for snow and ice treatment.  To view and download the priority street route map, go towww.kirklandwa.gov.

 

PRIORITY 1

Includes roads near and accessing Evergreen Healthcare Hospital and the surrounding medical facilities including those that lead to and from I-405. 

 

PRIORITY 2

Includes critical east/west and north/south routes that lead to and from I-405/SR 520 and other communities around Kirkland. Includes arterials that provide access for transit, commerce, and government facilities including fire stations. Largest traffic volume routes. 

 

PRIORITY 3

Includes roads vital to neighborhoods and linking Priority 2 routes to each other.

 

To report emergency road hazards within Kirkland city limits, please call 425-587-3900 (24 hour). For non-emergency reporting hazards, emailpublicworks@kirklandwa.gov during regular office hours  (Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.).

 

To report power outages, contact Puget Sound Energy at 1-888-225-5773.  For garbage/recycling collection delay information, call Waste Management at 1-800-592-9995.