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City of Mill Creek continues to monitor January storm

The City of Mill Creek continues to monitor the inclement weather. To ensure we are prepared for the worst possible weather scenario this week, we have ordered mobilization of two (2) heavy-duty snow plowing graders which are currently on-site at City Hall South Parking lot.

Monday, January 13, 4:03 pm, update.

The City of Mill Creek continues to closely monitor the inclement weather moving into the week. Crews are continuing to work around the clock to assist in further snow removal and public safety measures.

The following is a list of current road conditions and issues the city is addressing:

  • Primary and secondary roads are wet and bare after being plowed and sanded overnight and into the morning. Many neighborhood roads are still packed with slush and ice and will likely not be able to be addressed with the City’s current resources.
  • Fallen trees and tree limbs are currently being removed on secondary and primary roads. Please use caution around trees as the branches will become heavier as the temperatures drop.
  • Many Town Center businesses are open and have experienced plowing and sanding either on the roadways or in parking lots.
  • As crews focus time and efforts on roads and fallen tree branches, the City asks that residents and business owners clear their sidewalks if they are able to safely do so.
  • Freezing temperatures and more snow is expected over the next 24-48 hours. Prepare for black ice, slush and compact snow this evening and into tomorrow morning.
  • Residents should also prepare for the potential of flooding once the snow begins to melt. Please take time to identify any storm drains in front of your home and keep them as clear as possible over the next few days.
  • Stock up on medications, food, water and any other supplies potentially needed to get through the rest of the week.
  • Please practice extreme caution when driving and plan for additional travel time.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. 

Monday, January 13, 2020, 7:34 am, update.

Public Works crews have worked through the night to clear primary and secondary routes throughout the city.

City Hall delayed opening until 10:00 am on Monday morning to allow additional time for staff to safely commute in.

Here is how the evening played out:

  • Crews focused efforts on clearing all primary and secondary routes.
  • Mill Creek Road was temporarily closed, but is now open.
  • Currently all primary and secondary routes as shown in the map below are drivable.
  • There are no issues with snow berms on any connecting roads.

The city is currently dealing with several down trees and limbs. A downed tree blocked 143rd Place SE in the Vine Maple neighborhood on Monday morning.

Additional information will be provided as it is available.

From a Sunday, January 12, 2020, press release.

The City of Mill Creek continues to monitor the inclement weather. To ensure we are prepared for the worst possible weather scenario this week, we have ordered mobilization of two (2) heavy-duty snow plowing graders which are currently on-site at City Hall South Parking lot.

These graders will be deployed to clear State Route 527 and State Route 96 as required.

Among the measures the City of Mill Creek has taken to prepare for the storm include the following:

  • We have rented a small front loader for purposes of loading and mixing sand and salt.
  • We have positioned barricades and signs at the top and bottom of Mill Creek Road to be activated in the event that road closure becomes necessary.
  • We have coordinated with Snohomish County to provide for plowing on 35th Ave. and Seattle Hill Road.
  • We have stock piled additional sand and salt materials including: 30 yards of sand, 5 yards of salt, 300 pounds of granular salt for sidewalks and 4,500 gallons of liquid de-icer.
  • We have placed a Public Works Department Employee on duty for Sunday evening.
  • We are prepared with a three-yard front loader in the event snow accumulates requiring our team to clear our municipal parking lots to provide access for our staff and our community.

00 am this morning to allow additional time for staff to safely commute in.

City of Mill Creek Snow/Ice Response Routes. Image courtesy of City of Mill Creek.

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