Update as of 9:00 a.m. on Friday, February 23:
Good morning! As you traveled to work today you may have noticed some stripes on the road (see photo). The City is now applying a brine solution to the roads in order to prevent ice from adhering to the roadway. Currently, we only have one truck capable of applying the solution to the roads so it’s tough to cover the entire city. Our priorities are the roads around schools, our emergency services facilities, hilly roads, and high traffic areas. While we plan on still using sand in some areas to improve driving conditions, using the brine solution means we can use less.
Please be aware that forecasters are reporting that more snow is on the way. There is a Winter Weather Advisory from 4 p.m. this afternoon to 4 a.m. Saturday morning for the East Puget Sound Lowlands. There is potential for 2 to 6 inches of accumulation. Crews are already out making the rounds and will be ready to respond if additional snow does arrive. If you must drive, please be sure you and your vehicle are prepared.
Were you scheduled for garbage and yard waste service on February 22? DM Disposal did not run residential routes due to inclement weather. Residential customers may place out two weeks worth of garbage and yard waste on the next scheduled service day. If you don’t have an extra bin and plan to use plastic bags for garbage or paper bags for yard waste, it is recommended that you wait to place the bags outside next to the container the morning of service. If you have any questions, contact DM Disposal at 1-888-806-7048.
For more information regarding snow and ice control, visit http://www.ci.bonney-lake.wa.us/section_government/departments/public_works/streets_fleets_stormwater.shtml#winter.