STREET STATUS UPDATE
|March 30th||Mild||Crews & Equipment on stand-by for weather events, conducting routine maintenance|
STORM DRAIN/ CATCHBASIN & FIRE HYDRANT LOCATION WEB MAP
Please click the below link to connect the City of Redmond Catch Basin Map.
Blocked drains can caused localized flooding. Crews continue to work to clear our 5,000 storm drains however appreciate your assistance in maintaining drains adjacent to your property.
Place sandbags around garage doors, front doors, and foundation vents – building walls and dikes out of sandbags is not as effective and not an efficient use of limited sandbags. Alternatives to Sandbags
SNOW REMOVAL PLANS
During inclement weather, the Transportation Division will make every effort to maintain the traffic flow in the City of Redmond to as near normal driving conditions as possible in an expeditious and cost effective manner.
STREET PRIORITY LEVELS
The City is not resourced to remove all of the snow simultaneously from all of the streets necessitating that priorities be established for snow removal and sanding operations. Street priorities are set based on traffic volume, public safety, and access to emergency facilities and schools. General priorities during a storm event are arterials and collectors with special attention to emergency service routes, school bus routes and public transit routes
Many of our neighbors rely on a clear sidewalk to get to and from work or school or to access bus stops. Without a clear route, it becomes quite difficult or dangerous for pedestrians to get where they need to. When a sidewalk has not been cleared of snow or ice, pedestrians may be forced to walk in the road causing a dangerous situation for both the pedestrian and the driver. More Info:
For more information please contact:
Transportation Dept. Road Maintenance - Rob Peters 541.504.2018
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: Our email is monitored Monday to Friday during business hours. During a major weather event crews are out clearing the streets and will reply to your phone or email messages at their first opportunity to do so.
Or call the Public Works front desk at 541.504.2000 during business hours (8 a.m. –4 p.m. )
The following map highlights the High Priority routes in the event of a snow/ice event.
For a 8.5 x 11 printable copy of the above map - Click Here
For a comprehensive copy of our approved Snow and Ice Removal Plan - Click Here
Levels of Response
Factors considered when establishing response efforts include snowfall rate and accumulation, moisture content, temperature, time of day, workweek or weekend, wind velocity, and the duration of the storm. Resources will be allocated to provide a cost effective response appropriate to the weather conditions. The majority of operations will consist of sanding with plowing occurring when snow levels reach two inches and accumulating. With all resources deployed, it will take approximately 30 to 40 hours to clear the City’s 320 lane miles of streets after the snow stops accumulating.
Five levels of response (operation) are planned for as outlined below:
|Level 1||Limited sanding||2 Trucks/sanders|
|Level 2||Full sanding||5 Trucks/sanders|
|Level 3||Limited Plowing (less than full City/ higher elevations)||5 Trucks plows/sanders|
|Level 4||Full City plowing (two or more inches of snow and snowing)||7 pieces of equipment, sustained operations|
|Level 5||Snow removal/clean-up||Travel loader plus dump|
Residents can help with plowing operations by parking their vehicles on their driveways or other locations off the street ahead of a predicted weather event.