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Posted on: February 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Snow and Wind Storm Updates (02/13/2021, 10:40 a.m.)

This is a photo of a snowplow plowing in the City of Snoqualmie.

City of Snoqualmie Parks & Public Works crews have been snowplowing roadways since 2 a.m. on Saturday, February 13. They are focusing on high traffic areas that are experiencing 18-24 inch snow drifts. Winds are being reported at 15-25 mph with gusts of up to 36 mph and are expected to continue throughout the day. The snowplow route and snow/ice removal plan are posted on the city website.

Crews are also clearing many downed trees and large limbs throughout the city. Some trees have fallen on powerlines. City crews do not clear trees on powerlines due to electrical danger. They barricade the area and call PSE for removal. 

The Public Works Department and Emergency Management Department are continuing to monitor weather and service needs. Please follow the city on Twitter and Facebook.

WHO TO CALL AND WHAT TO DO:

Snowplowing
City crews are snowplowing. There are bare roadways in places with 18” to 24” snowdrifts due to wind gusting up to 36 mph. Please move parked cars off of streets and into driveways. 

Downed Trees
City crews are clearing downed trees and large branches on city right-of-way. Please report downed trees to info@snoqualmiewa.gov

Powerline Dangers
If you see trees on powerlines, call PSE at 1-888-225-5773. City crews do not approach downed powerlines due to electrical danger. City crews do not clear downed trees or branches that are on powerlines due to electrical danger and employee safety. They barricade the area and call PSE for clearing.  

If you see powerlines down unrelated to trees, immediately call 911 or PSE at 1-888-225-5773. Do not approach the powerlines, walk under or drive over. Powerline safety tips: https://www.pse.com/pages/downed-power-lines

Emergency
If you have an emergency needing police, fire, or emergency medical response, please call 911.

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Contact:
Joan Pliego, PIO
City of Snoqualmie
jpliego@snoqualmiewa.gov
425-281-3317

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