Snow Removal

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February 11, 2019 3:48 PM

Snow clearing operations begin at 4 PM Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

City street crews are plowing snow off main arterial roads and residential areas starting at 4 PM (Monday, February 11, 2019). At midnight tonight, plowing operations will move to downtown and school zones. Per winter protocols, we will continue to monitor street conditions and weather forecasts.

How you can help winter road crews
· Park vehicles in driveways or parking areas off the main streets
· If you don’t have a regular off-street parking area, consider moving your car when there are 4 inches of snow, and snow continues to fall.
· Maintain snow removal of your sidewalks, and driveways. People who push snow from a parking lot onto public rights-of-way may be fined $250 plus the cost of snow removal.

The City of Ellensburg provides winter care for our roads. The city is divided into six plowing sections, and there are three priority levels that guide crew’s work. First priority goes to primary arterials and streets which buses use to reach public schools. Second priority is secondary arterials and the downtown core area. All remaining streets are third priority. Under normal snowfall conditions, all roads within the city are plowed using the aforementioned priority basis.

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