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The City of Sequim saw a few more inches of snow overnight Wednesday, that combined with warmer temperatures has created a slushy mix on streets and is making neighborhood streets difficult to maneuver. As the compact snow and ice melt, it breaks up in chunks making for a very rough surface that can jerk a vehicle out of its lane. Drivers are advised to go slow and be cautious.
The Public Works crew continues to work 24 hours a day in 12 hour shifts to clear roads. Snow plows will continue to work on the main streets now that some melting has taken place and the compact snow and ice is breaking up. Snow clearance will continue on the neighborhood streets as equipment is available. The City has five snow plows that have been in use steadily since Friday, February 8. One plow is down with mechanical issues, but should be back on the streets today.
Nearly all City streets have been plowed at least once. If you are on a public street that has not been plowed, please call the Sequim Public Works Department at 360-683-4908 to report. Residents are asked to be patient as it is going to take some time for this amount of snow to melt.
Crew members will also start locating and clearing storm drains to help keep the melt water off the streets. Residents and business owners are asked to assist by clearing the storm drains near their property.
Residents are asked to clear the sidewalk in front of their homes and businesses, and to assist neighbors who are unable to do so. If residents are concerned about the weight of snow on their roofs, they are advised to contact a building professional for an assessment.
Police and Fire are responding to calls. Residents are asked to call 911 if there is an emergency or if they see someone in need.
Residents are encouraged to drive with caution and practice safe driving techniques.
Share your Art Work at #sequimsnowart
This unique snow event brings challenges to residents and businesses. Residents are keeping spirits up with creative snow art projects. Please help us capture these masterpieces and share the snow creations on social media with the hashtag #sequimsnowart.