Clark County out early Wednesday to help clear snow and slush
Vancouver, WA - Clark County Public Works had crews out early Wednesday morning getting streets ready for the morning commute after last night’s snowfall.
Crews were out at 4 a.m. plowing roads across much of the county and spraying deicer on hills, curves and intersections, as needed.
As of 5 a.m., the county had about 25 trucks out working the streets, with more being deployed to specific areas.
Snow depths varied according to elevations. Accumulations in Hazel Dell, Orchards and other lower-lying area near the city of Vancouver ranged from 1 to 3 inches. At elevations of 500 feet, up to 6 inches of snow piled up, with 10 inches at higher elevations of 1,000 feet or more.
With many areas reporting rain and above-freezing temperatures, the duration of this storm is expected to be short-lived. Many commuters may face more slush than snow. However, in parts of north Clark County, snow was still falling as of 5 a.m.
As always during inclement weather, drivers should use caution and allow extra time for their morning commute.
County crews worked well into the evening Tuesday, primarily at higher elevations of 1,000 feet or more. Those areas, typically in northern and eastern parts of Clark County, experienced accumulation of 4 to 6 inches prior to the latest snowfall.
For more information on the county’s winter weather plans, including priority routes for plowing, go to: www.clark.wa.gov/publicworks/roads/winter.html.
top of page