More Cold Temps, Winter Weather on the Way; Travel Advisory Continues through Friday, December 23
Mayor Greg Wheeler is reminding residents that a travel advisory remains in effect through Friday, December 23 and is urging residents to stay off roads or limit travel unless absolutely necessary.
The National Weather Service has forecast more winter weather Thursday evening through early Friday for parts of Puget Sound, including Bremerton. Temperatures are expected to remain below or near freezing and residents are urged to exercise extreme caution, stay off roads or limit travel to only essential trips due to possible icy conditions. Check Bremerton weather conditions and forecasts at https://bit.ly/3WD7pGl.
“With cold temperatures and more winter weather on the way, residents are being asked to check on their neighbors and those that may need a little extra help at this time,” said Mayor Wheeler.
City of Bremerton walkup counter services will be closed on Friday, December 23. To find department phone and email contacts, please visit the City of Bremerton website for department information: https://bit.ly/3v7vf19.
In response to weather conditions, the City of Bremerton implemented its inclement weather response procedures, which includes activation of 24-hour operations to address snow and ice on City streets. The first priority for response is clearing primary and secondary snow routes as defined in the City’s inclement weather response plan to ensure access is maintained for emergency response vehicles and essential travel. Lower use roads including residential streets are then addressed as time and conditions permit. The City of Bremerton has implemented the following in this inclement weather response:
Monday, Dec. 19 at 4 a.m. - Crews were called in to apply salt brine on primary and secondary roads in preparation for freezing weather; 24-hour operations were initiated.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 – The City continued 24-hr operations with an emphasis on plowing snow and slush to remove them ahead of the deep freeze. Crews also began applying sand/salt mix.
Wednesday, Dec. 21 – The City continued 24-hr operations. The City has been constantly monitoring conditions on its primary and secondary snow routes and crews were able to shift focus to other priorities, including hilly areas and residential streets.
Thursday, Dec. 22 – Friday, Dec. 23 – 24-hour operations have continued with a focus on residential streets. With more winter weather forecast for Thursday evening, road crews are expected to continue operations overnight and will continue monitoring conditions on Friday.
For more information on the City’s snow routes, snow response in real time, and for resources on severe weather shelters, and power and garbage service, please visit the City of Bremerton inclement weather page at https://bit.ly/32nhkcH.