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City of Yakima Says They Won't Plow Streets Unless We See More Than 3 Inches of Snow

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YAKIMA, WA.- We saw some snow and freezing rain in Yakima overnight that made for slick roads Wednesday morning, but surprisingly the city decided not to plow the streets.

The city told us they don't bring out their plows until there is at least three inches of snow on the ground. Today we saw freezing rain and snow, but it only accumulated to around 2 inches.


Crews were out last night putting liquid deicer and and salt on roadways, but they couldn't plow. They say the reason being, because plowing would erase the work they had done last night, pushing all of the salt and deicer off to the side of the road.

'It's kind of a waste of material if we lay down all that salt and then just plow right over it again, we'd rather wait and let the salt work," said Manager Joe Rosenlund, with the City's Traffic and Streets Division.

    

The city did have plows on stand by in case the weather got worse last night and they say they'll be on stand by again tonight, as we're expected to see some freezing rain.

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