From the City of Everett this AM: Current Updates

Bonnie Johnson - Tuesday, February 12, 2019
From the City of Everett this AM: Current Updates

Directly from the City of Everett website, here is the latest in the inclement weather updates, as of about 8:00 am this morning. 

View the current weather forecast from National Weather Service and see below for additional resources. Scroll down for facility closures and changes to programs, as well as snow-safety tips (in our FAQs).

*Late start Tuesday* Due to inclement weather, most City facilities that would normally open at 8 a.m. will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Facilities that typically open after 8 a.m. may also be adjusting their hours; updates on facility closures and schedule changes will be posted on this page. Community members should call ahead if they are unsure whether a facility is opening on its normal schedule.

Please call the Public Works 24/7 dispatch line to share observations about specific locations: 425-257-8821. Extra staff have been scheduled to respond to calls.

Current operations and road conditions:

  • Crews continued to focus on priority roads while also responding to customer and transit concerns. Compact snow and ice remains on many roads and black ice is possible with continuing low temps. With higher temperatures and rain in the forecast, roads may become slushy and slick.
  • Everett Transit routes 3, 8, 29 and 70 are running ondesignated snow routes.
  • We've stockpiled enough salt and sand to last the coming week and have more on order. As of 8 p.m. Monday. Feb. 11, crews have laid 2,977 cubic yards of salt and sand and plowed 7,587 miles of streets.
  • Please clear snow from on top of and around any storm drains on your street to speed up drainage from snow melt and keep water from traveling where it's not wanted.
  • Crews will continue following the Snow and Ice Control Plan24-hours a day, focusing on major arterials and key secondary arterials that support transit operations and emergency services, as well as a number of steep residential streets that lack alternative access
  • In the event of a power outage, crews will work with PUD to plow and clear routes needed to restore power.
  • Crews also respond to closure requests from the Everett Police Department, as well as problem spots reported to the 24-hour dispatch line (425-257-8821). Additional after-hours dispatch staffing has been scheduled.
  • View the most recent list of priority roads plowed and treated

City facility closures and program cancellations:
  • Please call ahead if you are unsure whether a City facility is open.
  • The Wendt and Mayor's Arts Awards event is rescheduled for Monday, April 15.
  • Everett Municipal Court is closed Tuesday.
  • The Carl Gipson Senior Centerand Forest Park Swim Center areclosed Tuesday.
  • The Everett Animal Shelter is closed Tuesday.
  • The Everett Public Library will open at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Everett Transit routes 3, 8, 29 and 70 are running ondesignated snow routes.
  • Parks and Community Services closures: Kasch Park, and Legion Memorial and Walter Hall golf courses are closed to community access. Other parks will remain open, but for the safety of community members and staff, restrooms may be closed. *See FAQs below for snow safety tips*
  • Parks preschool and all a.m. recreation programs are cancelled and p.m. programs will be determined by noon Tuesday.
  • The Parks Commission meeting and the Planning Commission meeting are cancelled Tuesday.
  • Please call ahead if you are unsure if a Parks program is cancelled or facility is closed. Contact the Parks inclement weather hotline at 425-257-8399.

Emergency responders:

  • We deactivated the Emergency Operations Center on Saturday evening and will reopen if conditions warrant it. Everett Fire is running normal operations, with fire equipment on snow chains.
  • Residents should use the non-emergency line (425-407-3999) to report incidents with no immediate threat to life or property. Please save 911 for emergencies.

Plan ahead:

  • Check back here for updates
  • For weather updates, visit www.weather.gov/sew
  • Take steps to prepare your family and home for snow, cold temperatures and possible power outages. Visit the City website for resources: www.everettwa.gov/prepare
  • Gather food and supplies Thursday and stay off the roads Friday if possible
  • Know before you go: View Everett’s traffic cameras to look at the conditions at 36 locations across the city
  • To report a road condition, call the 24-hour Dispatch hotline at 425-257-8821 or fill out an online service request at everettwa.gov/ServiceRequest

To keep 911 lines free for emergencies, please use these numbers:

  • To report an emergency: Dial 911
  • To contact police or fire for a non-emergency: 425-407-3999
  • To report a power outage to Snohomish PUD: 425-783-1001
  • To report a road condition: Call the 24-hour Dispatch hotline at 425-257-8821

Other numbers:

  • Parks inclement weather hotline: 425-257-8399
  • For Everett Transit routes, contact the Transit customer service phone line: 425-257-7777

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