Road crews clear streets as cold raises ice concerns

November 23, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

UPDATED — 9:45 p.m. Nov. 23, 2010

Issaquah and King County crews continue around-the-clock shifts to clear snow and ice from roads.

City crews had plowed and sanded all of the snow-priority routes by Tuesday night. Find the city snow priority map here.

Tuesday also marked the second full day of around-the-clock shifts for King County Road Services Divisions crews in unincorporated areas.

But road officials raised concerns about temperatures plummeting into the teens and below Tuesday night — and ice forming on roads anew.
Motorists should use extreme caution Tuesday night and especially Wednesday morning.

County supervisors said more progress had been made Tuesday, because there less traffic used the roadways. In addition, the King County Sheriff’s Office assisted in removing abandoned vehicles blocking snow plows and sanding trucks.

County crews had sanded about 600 lane miles and plowed 1,000 lane miles of roadways in unincorporated and rural areas by midday Tuesday.

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