SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., December 23, 2022—Today both Waste Management and Republic Services announced suspension for all garbage and recycling service pickups throughout Snohomish County due to hazardous road conditions from last night’s freeze. Customers are asked to place carts on the curb for pick up the next service day.
“Attention Friday Residential Customers: Your services cannot be provided today. Please pull carts from the curb and place them out on your next regular service day. We will collect materials missed during this delay – no extra charge. This site is your #1 resource for the latest information as conditions change. Please continue to check this site for updates.
“Attention Commercial, Roll-off and Multifamily Customers: Your service scheduled for Friday, December 23, 2022 will be completed when conditions allow. This reschedule is due to weather in the area. We will collect materials missed during this delay – no extra charge. This site is your #1 resource for the latest information as conditions change. Please continue to check this site for updates.”
Snohomish County Road Maintenance crews worked throughout the night and continue to combat the slick conditions from snow, freezing rain and ice on unincorporated Snohomish County roads. However, county officials are warning drivers to be cautious and drive slow throughout the day as the icy conditions persist.
“Our roads and sidewalks are very icy and everyone needs to proceed with great caution,” Snohomish County Public Works Director Kelly Snyder said. “The freezing rain can be deceiving and look just wet, but it is very slick. Drivers, as always, need to be especially cautious on hills, curves, and in intersections. Our crews are using all the tools we have to give vehicles more traction on these surfaces.”
The freezing rain can also weigh down tree limbs causing them to break. Road Maintenance crews are working to clear any downed trees and limbs blocking roadways. Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) crews work to remove downed powerlines and remove the associated debris. Residents who encounter downed powerlines are urged to stay at least 30 feet away and call 911.
Before heading out today or during a snow or ice event, it is highly recommended that commuters check their travel routes and options. For those venturing through unincorporated Snohomish County, visit the Public Works Snow and Ice webpage for road closure information and more. The new snow removal and anti-icing map shows which routes are primary and secondary and allows residents to see what county roads have been recently plowed, sanded or had anti-icing applied.