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Snowmageddon 2.0, round one?

The unsung heroes: local police and fire, public works, and snow plows

 

January 22, 2020

Photo courtesy of Laura Sheridan

Side streets were layered with snow and ice, especially in the Seawatch neighborhood on Chennault Beach Road.

Three full days without school, one late start, and then MLK Day on Monday-the students of Mukilteo are thriving.

Kids flocked to 92nd Street Park, Harbour Pointe Golf Course, Mukilteo Elementary, and Forest Park to partake in sledding activities after a full night of snow starting Jan. 12.

Several inches of snow covered the ground last week. It started Sunday and continued until the 16th. The temperatures consistently stayed above freezing during the day. At night, the temperatures dropped to the upper 20s.

Snow and water on the roads froze overnight. The Mukilteo Speedway, and other roadways, were lined with collisions and accidents due to icy conditions.

One car was reportedly heading south on the Speedway at a high rate of speed in the snow when the driver struck the blade of a snow plow at the intersection of Harbour Pointe Boulevard Dec. 12.

As the snow picked up, various drivers requested assistance from police for vehicles stuck in driveways and side streets. One snow plow driver reported a vehicle in a ditch. Police reports noted various area checks for cars sliding down a hill in the 8200 block of 45th Pl W.

Photo courtesy of Steve Wallace

Max and Maiya were cozy and warm in the snow. The chihuahua and whippet got to run around in the 12300 block of Harbour Pointe Blvd.

A passerby advised police of two vehicles drifting in the parking lot on the 2600 block of Mukilteo Speedway.

A number of two-car collisions resulted in few non-serious injuries, according to police reports. One person reported a jack-knifed semi-truck at the intersection of Harbour Pointe Boulevard and Mukilteo Speedway, which was blocking one lane of traffic.

Winds picked up throughout the week. Officers assisted with traffic control while public works removed a tree from the roadway at Harbour Pointe Boulevard Southwest and Cyrus Way. Officers responded back to the intersection for another tree down in the roadway about two hours later.

Snow plows from public works were busy removing snow and ice from Mukilteo roadways. Snohomish County crews also applied salt/sand to streets, and responded to fallen trees.

Snowmageddon 2.0 has concluded. Will there be a 3.0 this year?

 

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