City of Port Angeles statement
Statement issued today by the city of Port Angeles:
CITY OF PORT ANGELES – SNOW REMOVAL PROCEDURES
Snow removal can be a monumental task with our limited equipment, and the street crews will do their best around the clock to get the roads cleared.
Icy street conditions or snow fall will initiate mobilization of deicing/sanding/plowing equipment in accordance with the following priorities:
Priority #1 – Main arterials considered to be the minimum network which must be kept open to provide a transportation system connecting hospitals, fire stations, police stations and emergency rescue units.
Priority #2 – All remaining arterials, selected collectors and bus routes.
Priority #3 – Other arterials completing the network covering the major traffic volume streets and providing access to all schools.
Priority #4 – All remaining streets, such as residential.
We Kindly Request Your Patience
The City has limited equipment to clear 144 miles of roads. The Street Division has 4 trucks and 6 employees available for around the clock snow removal operations.
If snowfall or freezing rain resumes before we arrive on your street, it means we have gone back to remove additional snowfall on Priority #1 streets.
Parking on the Street
The more cars that are off the streets the faster and better job we can do clearing the roadway. If you have a driveway, please use move your vehicle off the street.
It is inevitable that driveways will be blocked during plowing operations. We’re sorry for this inconvenience, but please be understanding that it cannot be avoided. Snow removal can be a monumental task with our limited equipment, and the street crews will do their best around the clock to get the roads cleared.
How You Can Help
Report potholes and icy intersections by calling 360-417-4825. If you reach a voice mail, Please leave the information. The supervisor will be monitoring these messages from the field.