City Hall limits staffing, road crews still working priority 1 and 2 streets

January 19, 2012

By Staff

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UPDATED — 1:55 p.m. Jan. 19, 2012

As most of Western Washington continues to dig out of hazardous conditions due to snow and ice, the city of Newcastle will again have limited staffing today.

The city is encouraging residents to call City Hall at 649-4444 to see if the services you need are available if you have questions.

The Public Works Department is working to plow priority 1 and priority 2 streets today.

Coal Creek Utility District’s business offices will close at 2 p.m. today due to inclement weather. CCUD will operate with limited emergency staff only. If you have a utility-related emergency, call 235-9200.

To view the city’s snow and ice priority route map, go to http://www.ci.newcastle.wa.us/documents/SnowIce_8.5×112011.pdf.

Links to the Bellevue and Renton snow and ice priority route maps are also available at the city’s website at www.ci.newcastle.wa.us.

Waste Management will not service any routes today in Newcastle. It will collect up to twice your regular amount of recycling, garbage and food and yard waste on your next regular service day.

If your collection day was Tuesday or Wednesday and your waste was not collected during those times, Waste Management will collect up to twice your regular amount of waste on your next service day.

If conditions approve by Saturday, Waste Management’s commerical and roll of vehicles will collecting that day.

According to the National Weather Service, an ice storm warning is in affect as a warm front will continue to spread rain over portions of Western Washington, including Newcastle, until 2 p.m. Temperatures will remain below freezing with freezing rain expected at the surface until tonight.

Total ice accumulations could be between a quarter of an inch to three quarters of an inch, which could impact travel and power outages in some areas are likely, according to the NWS.

Ice accumulations can lead to snapped power lines and falling tree branches.

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