Multiple collisions close 188th Street SW

Snow is creating traffic headaches in many parts of Lynnwood. Police have closed 188th Street SW between 40th and 36th due to multiple spin-out collisions.

Earlier this morning there were several accidents on the off-ramp from northbound I-5 to 44th Avenue West and on Ash Way.

The city’s highest priority for snow and ice response is to plow and sand major arterials so emergency responders are able to get around. Next up are steep hills, minor arterials and neighborhood streets, in that order.

If you have any photos of the snow in your neighborhood, send them to and we’ll post them here.

  1. I have to say, Lynnwood was on the ball this time; streets had the de-icer applied yesterday before anything came down.

  2. You must not live in the same Lynnwood that I do. As a school bus driver for the ESD, I have the advantage of viewing weather reports that are more up to date and detailed than available to the general public. But in my driving from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday, I saw only one sander and that was at an accident at the corner of 183rd and 36th Ave W. I believe he was summoned by the investigating officer. I’m sure Lynnwood has access to the same info as the district and in past years they could be seen aggressively de-icing the overpasses and main arterials. They were conspicuously absent this year, possibly due to budgetary problems?

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