February 12-15 Snowstorm Recap
City crews did a great job of keeping priority streets clear during the snow event in mid-February, switching to round-the-clock staffing coverage for four days.
In 2018, the City installed trackers on all snowplows/trucks to collect data about geographic coordinates, the number of treatments provided at a given location, and the impact of changing weather conditions. During this year’s snow event, GIS staff were able to analyze the data more fully and produce a map that informed work assignments for the crews. Between February 12-15 crews:
- Plowed 1103 miles (equivalent to driving from Mercer Island to Las Vegas!) and used
- 26 yards of salt
- 15 yards of sand
- 1500 gallons of liquid deicer.
With plenty of reserves remaining, the City is ready for another late winter storm if it arises. You can view the City's Snow & Ice Response Plan, and many other resources, throughout this winter preparedness page.