Frozen pipes, icy roads as winter cold snap continues

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An aerial shot of Redstone Corporate Center II where Interim City Hall is located at I-5 and 220th Street Southwest. (Photo courtesy of Dean Wallace via the City of Mountlake Terrace Facebook)

Updated at 10 p.m. Tuesday with additional information.

The Tuesday sunshine began to melt the snow that blanketed Mountlake Terrace Monday, but city officials say residents should still be wary of ice on the ground. And more ice is likely Wednesday after an expected overnight freeze.

The Edmonds School District closed all schools Tuesday and Edmonds Community College canceled classes for the day. Both the school district and Edmonds CC they are starting late on Wednesday. 

City Clerk and Community Relations Director Virginia Olsen said that public works crews continued to plow streets and spread sand to help commuters travel safely.

City Hall is back to regular hours and almost all of the city staff have returned to work, she added.

Monday, in response to several minor collisions, 228th Street Southwest was closed on the east side of 44th Avenue West, but was reopened Tuesday.

Additionally, Olsen said the city has received calls from residents who have had frozen pipes burst. Information on how to protect pipes during cold weather can be found here.

— By Cody Sexton

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