The National Weather Service extended its winter weather advisory to 1 p.m. today (Feb. 4, 2019) for the Seattle-Tacoma area. While areas to the north (in Snohomish and King counties) are seeing heavier snow fall, the South Sound area, including Lakewood, started to see more snow fall mid-morning Monday.
Lakewood’s Maintenance and Operation crews were out overnight Sunday to Monday, laying sand and other materials on the roads. Crews are also out now with plows to push slush off the roads.
Road temperatures are below freezing, which means that roads that were wet will remain icy. While our crews are working hard, drivers are encouraged to treat every road as if its icy and drive for conditions. That includes slowing down and increasing following distance. And, if you don’t need to be on the roads, please stay home so that we reduce the likelihood for collisions.
Because temperatures are expected to remain cool and dip below freezing again tonight, we anticipate the roads will stay icy into the evening commute and into Tuesday morning.
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