Icy conditions continue as road crews prepare for freezing temperatures

December 30, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 8 p.m. Dec. 30, 2010

City road crews remain on standby Thursday night to apply sand or de-icing fluid to Issaquah streets if needed.

In the meantime, roads remain open in Issaquah, though drivers should prepare for winter driving conditions, even on treated roads and especially at night.

National Weather Service forecasters in Seattle said the overnight temperature in Issaquah should dip to 23. Conditions should remain clear, though patchy freezing fog is expected after 10 p.m.

The high temperature Friday, New Year’s Eve, is forecast reach 38 degrees and then sink into the low 20s again in time to ring in 2011.

Motorists can check up-to-the-minute road conditions on real-time traffic cameras installed throughout Issaquah.

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

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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