When is my street going to be plowed? We hear you Lakewood and rest assured our road crews are still going strong, but here is what you need to know about our current operations:
Crews were out Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2019) working on side streets and are out again today (Feb. 13, 2019) working to plow the slush that is lingering on some of the side streets. There are a lot of collector roads that we have to hit, so some neighborhoods may not see us for a few days.
That doesn’t mean we’re not coming, but please be patient. We’re also hoping predicted temps above freezing during the day will help melt some of the slush. These collector roads are too small for our big trucks to safely maneuver, so we are out in our smaller plow trucks. Note: We are unable to go down cul-de-sacs, dead end streets and small collector lanes.
Our crews today are also responding to the hazardous weather/road conditions that were submitted via MyLakewood311. We know everyone is ready to see this snow gone — trust us, so are we! — but we ask for your continued patience as we respond as fast as we can.
We are keeping our eye on the the forecast and currently anticipate below freezing temperatures for tonight. That means the Thursday morning commute could be slippery as some of the roads with standing water, or slush, will turn to ice. We are working with a new contractor to get more road salt delivered to replenish our supply, and expect to have crews out again overnight Wednesday to Thursday morning to spread salt and help cut down on the icy conditions.
Drivers should still use caution when out on the roads before they have warmed up. Drive slow, increase following distance and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.