The Public Works Department plans for and responds to snow and ice weather events. The City’s primary goal is to provide passable routes for emergency vehicles, school buses, public transportation, commercial vehicles, travelers and visitors to City facilities during conditions of snow, ice or severe frost. The following are included in this plan.
Establish the City’s typical methods, materials, and procedures for snow/ice control.
Plan and manage financial and staff resources during snow/ice events.
Provide clear direction to Public Works staff and the public, and a clear understanding of City and constituent responsibilities.
To inform the public about what to expect during snow and ice events, including priorities and updates before, during, and after snow/ice events.
During widespread snow and ice conditions, Street personnel focus their removal efforts on the following streets:
Arterials leading in and out of the City
Arterials located on hills within City boundaries
Fire and police access
All other arterials within City boundaries.
The City's Snow and Anti-Ice Routes Map included within the Control Plan illustrates the priority streets throughout Marysville where anti-ice liquid, plowing, and sand/salt application occur. The priority routes are determined by considering topography (hills, sharp curves, etc), traffic volumes and special use by police and firefighters.
Neighborhood snow and ice removal
Street crews strive to make major roads as accessible as possible for drivers. Unfortunately, the City does not have the resources or equipment to plow or sand residential neighborhood streets and cul de sacs. For services such as garbage pickup, City officials judge whether certain areas are safely accessible. If conditions are deemed impassable, crews will not enter those streets.
Snow & Ice fleet
The Street crews maintain 196 miles of streets within the city during snow and ice conditions. Street crews provide 24-hour coverage, conducting periodic sanding and snow/ice removal using a fleet of winter-ready vehicles that mitigate roadway condition during severe weather events.