Emergency Management

Snow and ice response continues
Posted By Sheri Badger on Jan 6th, 2004 at 9:11 AM

Tacoma, WA – January 06, 2004 – Weather forecasts for today have again proved generally accurate. Snowfall began in west Pierce County at 2:30 a.m. and reached the cascade foothills by 4 a.m. As of 7:30 AM, current conditions are as follows:

  All roads in Pierce County are experiencing compact snow and ice conditions.

  Key Peninsula and Gig Harbor have received two to three inches of snow accumulations on the roadways, and heavy snowfall continues. Temperatures are in the mid 20s and winds are mild.

  West and west central County have seen one to two inch accumulations on the roads and heavy snowfall continues. Temperatures are in the mid 20’s and winds are moderate.

  East County has experienced only an inch or less accumulation and moderate to heavy snowfall continues. Temps are in the low 20’s and high winds that had persisted all night are beginning to taper off (10 – 20 mph). East County is experiencing some concerns with snow drift accumulation due to cold, dry snow and high winds. Road crews continue working in snow and ice response mode, and have prepared all remaining equipment for response to conditions that may occur during the transition of this storm; specifically localized flooding, potential frost heave concerns, and tree damage effecting roadways.