Proactive Snow Removal Plan Keeps Roads Open and Clear


Streets in Mountlake Terrace are open and clear, though it may still be a bit slippery in some places. The Mountlake Terrace Public Works Snow Removal Crew reported in at midnight last night, after receiving notification from the city’s police department that the snow was sticking and roads were getting hazardous.

“We put all three trucks on the road that had been staged for this weather event,” said Public Works Director Curt Brees. “Conditions were perfect for us spread rock salt mixed in with sand.” The rock salt was very effective. As of 8:00 a.m. Thursday, the city’s roads were bare and wet on all primary and secondary routes.

The crews are continuing to work on the third tier routes and standing by in case more snow falls. The use of sand for this event was light and the city used about 1/3 of its salt supply, about 10 tons.

The much talked about winter storm and possible blizzard conditions left behind some standing frost and cold temperatures expected to last into the weekend. Drivers as always should exercise caution when driving in these conditions.

See the map below for which MLT streets are priority snow routes.


  1. They’ve done a great job – even though we’re not in any priority on the map (52nd Ave. W after 221st St., they got our street too. It’s never been this clear after a snow before. Good job!




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