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Kennewick: Update on Snow Removal Efforts

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Kennewick, Wash. - The City of Kennewick wants you to know that city crews have continued working around the clock this weekend, focusing on the highest priority needs.

The City of Kennewick sent out a press release Sunday afternoon in regards to snow removal.

The release stated:

City crews have continued working around the clock this weekend, focusing on the highest priority needs. With nearly 700 lane miles of roadway, public safety is our top priority and crews have been working to keep at least one lane open in each direction on our arterials, collector streets and routes to and from our hospital facilities clear for emergency response. The City has also called upon contracted resources to assist with snow removal.

With the additional resources and a break in the snow today, we have made good headway on our arterial and collector streets and are now able to devote more equipment to our residential streets. Areas are prioritized with hilly areas getting first attention. Our emergency responders also work closely with our road crews in reporting streets that need emphasis.

As crews work on the residential streets, they may create berms in front of driveways. We ask for patience and assistance from our residents in clearing these berms and to please pile shoveled snow in yards and not in the street.

An important reminder is that all businesses and residents are responsible for maintaining the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. Please look out for neighbors who may need a helping hand or who may be unable to clear their walkways and driveways themselves.

We appreciate everyone’s understanding during this snow event and the assistance provided as we focus on our public safety priorities!



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