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*This page contains general storm information. Event specific information will be updated during the course of an event.

Winter Storm Information:


Current Roadway Images (Updated every 10 minutes):

S 288th St & Pacific Highway:

320th & Pacific Highway

S 320th St & Pacific Highway:

S 320th St & Pacific Highway

 S 348th St & 16th Ave S:

S 348th St & 16th Ave S

S 356th St & Pacific Highway:

S 356th St & Pacific Highway

S 356th St & 21st Ave SW:

S. 356th St. & 21st Ave SW.

S 340th St & Hoyt Rd:

S. 340th St. & Hoyt Rd.


Winter Storm Information & Roadway Impacts:

General Information

City crews perform ice prevention/remediation and snow removal on all public roadways. Priority is given to major arterials (See Snow Removal Map below) where there is the highest traffic volumes. 

Events over multiple days of accummulation and/or below freezing temperatures may require crews to continuously treat the major roadways. As resources allow, and once the arterials are passable, plowing and de-icing may be completed in residential areas, prioritizing neighborhood collector roads and hills. Roadways in residential areas may not be treated to a bare and wet level of service. 

Snow Removal Map

Ice Control / Brine Hot spot Map

 

Snow / Ice Fighting Update - Friday, December 31, 4:00 AM

The primary and secondary routes and hot spot hill locations are being treated with de-icer in preparation for Thursday night / Friday morning freezing temperatures. (Snow Plow Map). 

Arterials are bare and wet but may turn icy as temperatures continue to drop into early morning. Neighborhood roads are compact snow/ice. 

Friday, temperatures will warm to above freezing during the day and then drop below freezing early evening. The focus for the next couple of days will be to treat the primary, secondary, and hill areas for ice. Crews may not be able to treat neighborhood roadways.

Looking ahead - warmer temperatures Sunday will bring rain and concerns with localized roadway flooding as the snow melts.

 

Snow / Ice Fighting Update - Thursday, December 30, 3:00 AM

City crews were able to focus most of their efforts on neighborhood collector routes.  In addition, all of the primary routes were treated with de-icer in preparation for Wednesday night / Thursday morning snow. See map below for routes covered in past 24 hours. 

Wednesday evening and Thursday morning snow will require crews to focus on primary and secondary routes (Snow Plow Map). Depending on the duration of the snow accumulation, crews may not be able to plow or treat neighborhood roadways on Thursday.

Prior to the new snowfall, most primary, secondary, and higher volume collectors were bare and wet. (see above for latest images of roadway conditions). Neighborhood roads are compact snow/ice.

Snow accumulation is forecasted to end after Thursday. However, freezing temperatures will continue into the weekend. 

Snow / Ice Fighting Update - Wednesday, December 29, 1:30 AM

City crews were able to focus most of their efforts on neighborhood collector routes. See map below for routes covered in past 24 hours. 

Condition of primary and secondary travel lanes are mostly bare and wet. Neighborhood collector routes range from bare wheel paths to compact snow/ice. Given the below freezing temperatures, it is unlikely the collector and local access routes will get to slush or bare pavement until temperatures remain above freezing.

Local access roads may not be plowed in order to complete primary, secondary, and collector routes into neighborhoods. Freezing temperatures are forecasted to remain until Friday. Additional snow is forecasted for Wednesday night into Thursday.

The next 12 hours will be focused on applying de-icer and plowing neighborhood collectors. Wednesday afternoon will be focused on applying de-icer to the primary and secondary routes (Snow Plow Map) in preparation for additional snow late Wednesday night.

 

Snow / Ice Fighting Update - Tuesday, December 28, 1:30 AM

City crews continue to plow and salt the primary and secondary routes Snow Plow Map. See map below for routes covered in past 12 hours. 

Condition of primary and secondary routes range from bare and wet to packed snow/ice. Crews will start salting and plowing neighborhood collectors but will move back to primary and secondary routes as needed.

Local access roads may not be plowed in order to complete primary, secondary, and collector routes into neighborhoods. Freezing temperatures are forecasted to remain until Thursday. Additional snow is forecasted for Wednesday night into Thursday.

Snow / Ice Fighting Update - Monday, December 27, midnight

City crews have been applying salt and plowing for the past 30 hours. Most of the focus has been on the primary plow routes Snow Plow Map. See map below for routes covered in past 12 hours. 

Condition of primary routes range from bare and wet to packed snow/ice. Crews will start salting and plowing secondary routes but will move back to primary routes as needed. Freezing temperatures are forecasted to remain until Thursday. 

Snow / Ice Fighting Update - Sunday, December 26, 9:30 AM

City crews have switched over to plowing and applying solid salt or brine. Crews will stay on primary routes until they are clear, then move onto secondary routes. Current forecast shows snow continuing on and off through Sunday afternoon.

 

Snow / Ice Fighting Update - Sunday, December 26, 6:30 AM

City crews have been on the road since the afternoon of December 25 applying brine to the roadways to help minimize road ice with the major roadways and hilly areas being the primary focus. Snow is falling currently and will be plowed if there is signficant accumulation on the roadways. Ice control with either brine or salt will be the focus in the hours and days ahead.

 

Residents can request a plow or de-icing for their street by submitting a Public Works Service Request (via Eyes on Federal Way).

As snow arrives, please help us keep the roads clear! We ask that motorists do not park or abandon their vehicles within any portion of the traffic lanes. Parked and abandoned vehicles impair snow and ice removal, impact response of emergency vehicles, and are subject to towing by the Police Department.

Snow fighting equipment has reduced visibility and we ask that if you see our trucks on the road you give them extra room to safely operate.

 


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