Latest Snow & Ice Control Update
March 13, 2020 - 5:00 PM
The National Weather Services is predicting snow and low elevation rain this evening, changing into snow overnight and through out Saturday in the mid-Columbia. They are also anticipating wind gusts up to 35-45 mph in eastern WA this evening. You can anticipate 1-2 inches of snow possible in our region.
In additional we will have much colder temps starting this weekend and continuing into early next week.
For the latest forecast updates, visit www.weather.gov/pdt.
January 17, 2020 - 5:00 PM
There is a chance of more precipitation in the forecast beginning early Saturday morning and throughout the day. Watch for rain/snow mix. Temperatures will be a bit warmer than earlier this week but still near freezing. City crews will monitor conditions overnight. Have a safe weekend!
When weather forecasts indicate that snow or ice conditions are in the forecast, Richland street maintenance crews are mobilized to apply anti-icing chemicals to the arterials, collector streets (including school zones), and steep inclined streets. Depending on the type, accumulation, and recurrence of winter storm events, the streets supervisor will determine if and when other resources are deployed based on the priority system listed below.
Snow & ice control efforts are for vehicular traffic. Bike lanes and shoulders are used for snow storage and are not included in the priorities listed.
- Priority 1 - Main arterial streets
- Priority 2 - Collector streets / school zones
- Priority 3 - High priority steep streets
- Followed by remaining residential streets
Citizens can also subscribe for FlashAlert to receive text or email notifications of Richland facility closures or delays.
Snow & Ice Control Tips
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