@TACOMADOTFM – Residents could see snow plows operating throughout the city on Wednesday, Oct. 19, between 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the City of Tacoma’s effort to be prepared for winter snowstorms. During this time frame, emergency snow vehicles will be dispatched so crews can experience operating these vehicles along snow routes and around the traveling public.
During a snowstorm event City crews plow and de-ice streets on a priority level, beginning with primary arterial streets, followed by secondary and auxiliary routes. The time required to clear these routes depends on the intensity of a particular snowstorm and how much snow or ice accumulates. Residents can prepare for winter weather now by equipping vehicles with good tires, windshield wipers, chains, sand and emergency supplies, plus researching public transportation options.
For more information on winter preparedness, visit the City’s inclement weather page