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Marysville street crews continue 24-hour coverage of roads on Jan. 20

MARYSVILLE — As of Friday, Jan. 20, Marysville Public Works street crews are continuing their 24-hour coverage, responding to compact snow and ice conditions on local roads.

While rain began to fall around 1 a.m. in Marysville, with temperatures on the upswing, sheets of ice underneath snow on roadways are still creating a treacherous drive for motorists.

If you do venture out on local roads, city of Marysville officials advise that you slow down, use good judgment, proceed with caution, and leave enough space between you and other vehicles.

The following hillside road closures are in effect for Friday:

• 84th Street NE, a.k.a. Getchell Hill Road.

• 75th Avenue approaching 83rd Avenue.

• 77th Avenue off 83rd Avenue, near Marysville Getchell High School

• 67th and 58th avenues.

City of Marysville officials also want to alert drivers on 67th Avenue that the traffic signals at the intersections at Grove and 84th are blacked out because of power outages. Please treat these intersections as regular all-way stops, in the interests of safety for motorists and pedestrians.

Street crews on Friday are continuing to focus their attention on plowing and sanding secondary routes that feed into main roads in and out of Marysville for commuters, and hitting primary arterials like State Avenue, Grove Street, Ingraham and Sunnyside boulevards, and 172nd in the Lakewood area, as they respond to secondary roads.

To view the city of Marysville's snow routes map, log onto http://marysvillewa.gov/index.aspx?nid=423.

In addition to clearing roadways, city street crews are also removing downed trees and branches on local roads when they come across them while out in the field.

As snow and ice begin to melt today coupled with rainfall, the city's storm drainage system is likely to be taxed, raising the potential for flooding.

If you have a storm drain or catch basin in front of your home or in your driveway, you can use a shovel or broom to clear the drain of snow the same, as city Public Works crews will be doing.

If Friday, Jan. 20, is your regularly scheduled garbage and recycling pickup day, city of Marysville officials are still judging conditions to determine whether to proceed with residential garbage pickup.

In the meantime, if you have been missed this week, keep your full carts and cans at the curb, as Solid Waste crews could resume their pickup routes by Saturday, Jan. 21, when road conditions improve. In the worst case scenario, Solid Waste crews will pick up a double load next week.

Waste Management NW is shutting down operations is not running residential routes on Friday. If you're a residential customer, they'll pick up a double load on your next scheduled blue-cart recycling pickup day.

As this was also the scheduled week for monthly yard waste collection, Marysville customers should instead place their green carts next week on their regularly scheduled pickup day.

For more information and the latest winter ice and snow updates, visit the city website at http://marysvillewa.gov. You can also log onto http://marysvillewa.gov/list.aspx to sign up for emergency alert email notifications. Signing up takes seconds, and only requires an email address.

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