Kitsap roads still icy, treacherous
December 19, 2008 · Updated 10:16 AM
Snow fell throughout Kitsap County Thursday, with locations receiving anywhere from 1 to 3 inches or more.
School was cancelled in all local districts Thursday and Friday.
The snow and low temperatures covered roads with ice and county road crews kept busy and continue to work around-the-clock to clear the roadways.
Kitsap County uses 24 large trucks equipped for sanding and plowing, and has eight smaller trucks used for targeted snow removal operations.
Crews plow according to the established priority snow plan.
The complete snow and ice control policy, along with a map that identifies primary and secondary routes, is available online at www.kitsapgov.com/pw/snowplow.htm.
“Crews follow our priority plowing plan and are aware that all roads need plowed during winter storm events,” according to Doug Bear, Public Works spokesman. “Calling Public Works to say your road needs plowed does not usually result in a deviation from that plan. It’s important to clear the roads that move the most traffic first.”
All road closures are posted to The Road Report (www.kitsapgov.com/pw/roadwork.htm) and are updated as information becomes available. Residents who sign up for The Road Report receive regular updates via e-mail during inclement weather and storms.
Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers responded to more than 40 non-injury collisions Thursday in Kitsap County.
The leading cause of collisions is drivers going too fast for the road conditions, according to WSP. Troopers remind drivers to proceed with caution while traveling the roadways.