Crews treat Issaquah streets after overnight freeze

December 30, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 10 a.m. Dec. 30, 2010

City road crews deployed early Thursday morning to apply sand and de-icing fluid to Issaquah streets after roads froze overnight.

Roads remain open in Issaquah, though drivers should prepare for winter driving conditions, even on treated roads.

Conditions should improve throughout the day as the mercury climbs to 40 after a night of below-freezing temperatures. National Weather Service forecasters said daytime Thursday and Thursday night should be clear and dry.

Motorists can check road conditions on real-time traffic cameras installed throughout Issaquah. The city debuted the program Tuesday.

King County Road Services Division planners track road conditions for roads in rural and unincorporated areas during inclement conditions.

King County Metro Transit remains on snow watch for Thursday, and planners urged riders to prepare for potential delays.

If drivers must abandon vehicles along Issaquah streets, park clear of travel lanes to allow snow equipment to pass. (The city tows vehicles left abandoned in travel lanes. Call the Issaquah Police Department nonemergency line, 837-3200, to locate vehicles after a snowstorm.)

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