Schools, city offices closed as more snow falls

Schools in the Edmonds School District are closed Wednesday as the region digs out from another blanket of snow. The Rec Center and city offices will also be closed.

The city is advising residents to check road conditions on the traffic camera website before you leave home. Crews will first plow and sand major arterials so emergency responders can get around. The next priorities are steep hills, followed by minor arterials and neighborhood streets. For questions about snow response during regular business hours call 425 670-5200.

Meantime, Snohomish County will have about 40 trucks on the road.

“We’re working diligently to keep offices open, roads cleared and county services available to residents,” said County Executive Aaron Reardon.

As temperatures return to normal, heavy melting and possible urban flooding are to be expected, especially in south Snohomish County, officials say.

The State Patrol responded to 52 collisions just in Snohomish County by 3 p.m. Tuesday.

“Driving could be more challenging than it was today. Drivers who venture out should be prepared for very poor driving conditions,” Trooper Keith Leary said Tuesday.

Community Transit says local service will be very limited Jan. 18. Local bus routes will run during the first and last scheduled trips. Other than that, buses may only operate every hour or every two hours. The Swift route is scheduled operate on its regular schedule.

Photos by Patty Carrion Moras.

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