Friday, December 19, 2008

Clark County Public Works - Hard at Work Before, During and After this Storm

Clark County Public Works crews hard at work!
Clark County Public Works continues a marathon effort to deal with snow and icy roads in higher elevations in the north, eastern and southeastern portions of the county. Crews in the urban area are also preparing for snow and possibly freezing rain over the weekend.

The department has a total of 60 workers and about 40 plow-equipped trucks working in two shifts covering the hours from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. throughout the duration of the snow event.

Current Storm Impacts

The hardest hit areas remain locations north of 199th Street and east of NE 182nd Avenue. This would include La Center, Amboy, Hockinson and higher elevations north of Battle Ground, Battle Ground Lake, and highlands above Camas and Washougal.

Despite temperatures at or above freezing, packed snow and ice remain a significant problem in some rural areas, and will likely get worse over the weekend. Public Works crews continue to plow, sand and apply deicer to keep main routes passable. Motorists traveling in these higher
elevations are advised to use chains or traction tires.

How to request assistance for roads blocked by falling trees
Contact Clark County Public Works Customer Service at 397-2446.

Learn about Clark County Public Works wintertime activities by viewing this video or accessing their web page.

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