2013 Winter Report
As all our plans are subject to events, the winter report is also so subject. As such, this document is about a month later than usual. We have already experienced a major cold week, well below the normal cool seasonal averages. Oddly enough there only a minor amount of snow, at this writing at least. For the most part the temperatures have stayed at or below freezing. The roads are frozen and ice is present in many areas. Winter is here so take care and have your vehicle equipped for the season. Weight and a bag of sand in the rear of your pick up is a must, and a bag of sand is also a good idea in your car. Don't forget the shovel and the usual winter kit.
Fall road work is complete and the roads are ready for winter. The snow plow contract is in place, and the snow plow coordinator is Eldon Hunt. Eldon can be reached at 509 485 2200. If you want your driveway plowed Tim's Enterprise is our snow plow contractor and he is available for private contract plowing of your driveway. He can be reached at 509 485 2035. For road information or to request plowing call Eldon, our contractor can not respond to individual requests. Our rules remain the same: We plow when the snow is 4 inches deep or greater. We do not plow if additional snow is expected within 24 hours or during a storm. Sanding is available if needed.
We maintain our roads open to all areas to the best of our ability, however it is very possible that you may be snowed in for several days. Be sure your pantry is full and your cold weather supplies are up to date and in place. It goes without saying that all-wheel drive and chains are an absolute must.
Winter is a beautiful time, enjoy it.
Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.
Last Reported Road Conditions
Compact snow and ice at all elevations. Drive with extreme caution.
Please keep your speed down to help minimize damage to our roads.
-- last update February 25, 2014
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