The Public Works Department monitors incoming weather and if it appears that there will be severe inclement weather, the crews are placed on stand-by. In severe weather the crews work 12 hour shifts to insure there is round-the-clock coverage. The response of the crews depends on the type and severity of the weather. When high winds or heavy rain are forecast, our crews are ready to remove the fallen trees from the road. If wires are on the ground, the proper agencies will be contacted. During a snow event crews will continue to work around the clock as long as snow and ice conditions exist.
Report a Spill
According to Washington state law, all hazardous material and oil spills must be reported immediately by the spiller. The sooner we know about an incident, the quicker we can act to try and reduce damages to the environment and protect sensitive natural resources.
Our Public Works crews have spill kits in each of their vehicles and are trained to respond to spills. Crews are on call 24/7 and have a fast response time. Spills may include, but are not limited to, materials such as: