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Snow and ice

This year is different Check your snow routes Prepare for winter storms Frequently-Asked Questions

This winter will again bring challenges for transportation in King County. In case of a countywide snow and ice storm, the county will not be able to plow as many roads as it did in the past. There is a greater chance you could become snowbound or disconnected from the road network.

The county's resources to plow and treat roads during a countywide snow and ice storm have been significantly reduced since the region’s last major snow storm in 2010. Many roads in unincorporated King County that were plowed or sanded then are no longer primary snow routes.

2014-15 snow routes

2014-15 Snow Route Map
2013-14 Snow routes in a countywide event
Enlarged view, (185KB .jpg)

For comparison, here's the map from 2010

2010 Snow Route Map
2010 Snow routes in a countywide event
Enlarged view, (286KB .jpg)

Check your snow route

Snow Routes 2014-15
Primary routes for plowing and sanding (1.5MB .pdf) in a countywide snow and ice event.

Questions?

See answers to frequently asked questions about King County's snow and ice response.

Contact us

  • E-mail

  • 206-296-8100 or 1-800-KC-ROADS



Information from the Road Services Division's website is available to people with disabilities in alternate formats upon request by calling 206-477-3839 or 711 for the TTY relay service.

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Will your route be clear this winter?

Snow Routes 2014-15
Primary routes for
plowing and sanding (1.5MB .pdf)
in a countywide snow and ice event.

Contact us

  • E-mail

  • 206-296-8100 or 1-800-KC-ROADS