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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Keith Eisner, PIO, 360-786-5245,  360-704-2758

Lifeline Roads are Priority for County Snow Removal Operations

Olympia- With heavy snow predicted through Wednesday, Thurston County Public Works has moved to a round-the-clock schedule to plow county roads. Keeping arterials or "lifeline" roads clear is the county's number one priority. With continued heavy snowfall, it's likely that plows won't be available to clear less-traveled roads in neighborhoods and sub-divisions until after the storm has passed. The forecast by the National Weather Service calls for rain and warmer temperatures by Thursday.

Residents are advised to avoid unnecessary travel. If travel is unavoidable, please take the following precautions:
  • Let a friend or relative know where you’re going and when you expect to arrive.
  • Make sure your vehicle has plenty of gas.
  • Carry a flashlight, an extra blanket, water, food and a snow shovel with you.
  • Take a brightly colored cloth to tie to your antennae in case you become stranded.
  • Please aid snow plows by removing trash cans from streets and curbs, and by not parking on streets or roadways.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3