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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Emergency Info; Plowing Progress; Garbage Collection

EMERGENCY UPDATES

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The City of Snoqualmie is currently under a snow state of emergency. The health, safety, and welfare of our residents, businesses, and visitors is of the highest priority. We are here to support and serve you, and we thank you for your patience.

SNOW PLOWING PROGRESS
Public Works crews are operating plows, front loaders, and back hoes 24/7 throughout Snoqualmie to clear snow to the side of roads. That snow is being loaded into dump trucks and taken to the open lot at the corner of SR 202 and Snoqualmie Parkway.

Please do not place garbage, recycle, or yard waste containers in the road. Please place them on the planter strips on your next regularly scheduled pick-up day.

Cars currently parked on streets:

  • Please shovel the snow away from vehicles and move them into a garage or driveway. 
  • If you do not have a garage or driveway, please move them to the parking lot at Jeanne Hansen Community Park (34226 SE Jacobia Street on Snoqualmie Ridge) or the lot at the corner of Railroad Ave SE and King Street in downtown Snoqualmie.

GARBAGE/RECYCLE COLLECTION
Waste Management is working with the City's Public Works Department as we all try to support and serve the community together.

  • Garbage, recycle, and yard waste will be picked up by Waste Management beginning February 18. On your next regularly-scheduled collection day, set out any extra garbage (secure in tied plastic bags) and Waste Management will take it all at no additional cost. The delay in pick up has been due to snow blockages, driver safety, and the need to have containers out of the streets for plowing efficiency. 
  • Snoqualmie residents may also take garbage (not recycle or yard waste) to a large public garbage dumpster that has been placed at the City of Snoqualmie Public Works Facility, 38194 SE Mill Pond Road (near the Tokul roundabout). 

STORM DRAIN CLEARING

As the snow begins to melt, storm drains may begin to back up and cause street pooling and flooding. Please begin shoveling out storm drains whenever possible as the city will not be able to get to them immediately. We appreciate your partnership in digging out the City! 

  • Grid showing sections of the Snoqualmie where storm drains are located
  • Specific locations of storm drains based on the grid

FIRE HYDRANT CLEARING

Please shovel fire hydrants allowing a three-foot diameter circle around the hydrant. This will help with faster response to fire emergencies.

STREET SAFETY

  • Do not place garbage/recycle containers in the road. Please place them on the planter strips beginning February 18.
  • When driving, please give snow plows the right of way and don't follow too closely in case they need to back up.
  • Push all snow off of your vehicle before driving, including the roof. It can slide forward and block your front window or backwards and hit cars behind you.
  • Do not walk on Snoqualmie Parkway, on SR 202, or on arterials. It is very dangerous for pedestrians, vehicles, and snow plows. 

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