County tackles snowy roads

Road crews are out in force Wednesday morning plowing county roads after a big snowstorm blanketed much of the region with more than a half foot of snow.

According to a news release, as of 5:30 a.m. today, Clark County Public Works had about 30 pieces of equipment working the roads. Most crews were plowing, although some employees were responding to fallen trees and other problems.

The area from Hazel Dell north to Ridgefield seems to have some of the
heaviest accumulations, with a foot of snow and even deeper drifts
reported in some areas.

County road maintenance workers were called out Tuesday evening after
snow started falling. Some have been out all night during the biggest
winter storm to hit the region in years.

Crews are focusing their response on plowing arterials and other major thoroughfares. With temperatures remaining at or below freezing, crews
are expected to provide around-the-clock response to what is already
being described as a historic winter storm.

Residents are urged to travel only if necessary since residential
streets are covered in deep snow. Drivers should expect difficult
conditions and allow plenty of time to reach their destinations.

Specific problems, such as fallen trees or limbs blocking roads
outside city limits, can be reported to Public Works at (360) 397-2446.

Downed power lines should be reported to Clark Public Utilities at (360) 992-8000.

For more information on the county’s winter weather preparation and
response visit www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/winter-snow-and-ice.