When weather forecasts indicate snow and icy conditions, our street maintenance crew is mobilized. Priority for snow and ice removal takes place is this order:
• Main arterial streets • Collector streets and school zones • Hilly residential streets • Remaining residential streets
The City of Anacortes utilizes a sand and salt mixture along with a liquid de-icer, and depending on the severity of the snow event, crews may work around the clock shifts. If snowfall resumes before we’ve gotten to your street, it likely means we have had to start over on the priority list. We will do our best to get to your street, but it is advised to stay home and off the roads as much as possible.
Remember that the plow causing driveways to be blocked with snow is inevitable, and we apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding as it cannot be avoided. We also ask that you park your vehicle in your driveway due to the difficulty of plowing snow around cars that are parked on the street.
The clearing of sidewalks is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner in both business and residential areas.
Snow and ice removal can be a monumental task with our limited crew and equipment. If public safety employees need assistance responding to an emergency, they will let us know and we will respond immediately to their needs.