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City of Mill Creek prepares for freezing temperatures and the possibility of snow

The City of Mill Creek's Public Works team has started applying deicer to arterial routes within city limits in preparation for freezing conditions and the possibility of snow.  In the event of inclement weather, please stay off the roadways unless necessary. 

By City of Mill Creek Engagement and Marketing Coordinator Kristen Rasmussen, February 11, 2021.

The City of Mill Creek Public Works Department is monitoring the National Weather Service winter storm watch in effect from Friday, February 12th until Saturday, February 13th.

As a precautionary measure, the pre-treatment of applying deicer to arterial routes within the city limits, including Bothell-Everett Highway (SR-527) and 132nd Street SE (SR-96), has started in preparation of freezing conditions and snow. Procedures are in alignment with Snohomish County Road Maintenance.

Upon accumulation of snow, the Public Works team will mobilize to clear the roadways. Protocols include plowing and sanding priority routes first, and then to supplemental access roads.

The Public Works team will plow or sand roads in neighborhoods once the priority routes are clear and safe for drivers.

Snow showers are expected in the Mill Creek area starting Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon, with the possibility of a snow-rain mix thereafter.

In the event of inclement weather, please stay off the roadways unless necessary.

If you must drive, slow down when driving on snowy, icy or slick roads. Allow additional time to arrive at your destination.

Other safety reminders, include:

  • Bring your pets indoors;
  • Wear appropriate winter clothing to avoid cold weather injuries;
  • Maintain an adequate supply of medications and other necessary supplies;
  • Report any traffic or community safety issues to the Mill Creek Police non-emergency number at 425-407-3999;
  • Report any broken tree limbs or other hazard to the City of Mill Creek at 425-745-1891 or report through the city website at www.cityofmillcreek.com.

The City’s goal is to provide a safe community with accessible roads in Mill Creek during inclement weather.

Upon accumulation of snow, the Public Works team will mobilize to clear the roadways. Protocols include plowing and sanding priority routes first, and then to supplemental access roads.

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

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