Please keep storm drains clear of leaves during rainy season
Wet weather is officially here. So is the potential for street flooding.
Please do not rake, sweep or blow leaves onto the street because they can block storm drains, cause street flooding and create driving hazards.
Clark County provides coupons for free leaf disposal at the following locations:
- City Bark, 2419 N.E. Andresen Road, (360) 253-8461.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Thanksgiving and Sunday.
- H & H Wood Recyclers, 8401 N.E. 117th Ave., (360) 892-2805.
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday in October; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday in November and December; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving.
- West Van Materials Recovery Center, 6601 N.W. Old Lower River Road, (360) 737-1727.
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Thanksgiving and Sunday.
Residents can clear clogged storm drains by standing in a safe place and using a rake or other garden tool to pull them out of the path of flowing water.
Residents should not attempt to clear storm drains on busy streets. Call Clark County Public Works at (360) 397-2446 to report clogged storm drains or flooding outside city limits.
County to upgrade or replace five bridges
Clark County will receive $4.1 million in federal funds to replace one bridge and upgrade four other crossings to withstand earthquakes.
Fifth Plain Creek Bridge, on Northeast 88th Street about a half mile east of Northeast Ward Road, is the last wood support bridge in the county’s inventory of 78 bridges.
The bridge will cost an estimated $2.28 million to replace, with federal funds covering 80 percent of the cost. The project is scheduled for construction in summer 2015.
The county started design work in 2013 and intends to complete all five projects by the end of 2015. Permitting, environmental protections and other factors can affect construction schedules. More information >