Mountlake Terrace crews focused on debris removal following windstorm

City-of-MLT-logoAs Snohomish County PUD (Public Utility District) works to restore power to a few more areas of the city, all City of Mountlake Terrace crews are now working on debris removal.

A rare August windstorm blew down numerous trees throughout the city and region on Saturday taking power lines out and causing widespread power outages. Nearly the entire city lost power for at least 24 hours with many residents spending 30-48 hours in the dark. Most power was restored by Monday morning with PUD crews working now on the last few areas.

Top priorities for debris removal include major arterials, followed by primary routes, secondary roads and finally into the neighborhoods. With heavy rains anticipated, the City is asking residents to please keep their storm drains clear of branches, leaves and other debris to prevent localized flooding.

You can refer to the City’s website,, under “for residents” and “emergency preparedness” then “winter preparedness” to see the snow plow map which also applies to debris removal.

The City emphasizes the importance of being prepared for a minimum of three days without assistance including water, flashlights, lanterns, batteries, medications, non-perishable food, crank or battery-operated radio, and more as listed on the website.

Be ready for the next windstorm and power outage. These types of emergencies happen regularly in this area.

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