Snow zone activation: 175th Avenue (between Scholls Ferry and Rigert roads)

For Immediate Release: Sunday, December 24, 2017

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Operations and Maintenance Division
   175th Avenue Snow Zone

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Washington County has activated the 175th Avenue snow zone, between Scholls Ferry and Rigert roads, due to inclement weather.  

The Cornell Road snow zone (Cedar Hills Boulevard to the County line) and portion of the Barnes Road snow zone, from Baltic Avenue to the County line, were activated earlier this afternoon [Dec. 24].

Motorists are required by law to use traction control devices - including chains, studded tires, Mountain Snowflake tires, winter tires or "tire socks" - on their vehicles or avoid this area. Traction device violations are a "secondary offense," meaning citations will be issued when motorists are observed violating other traffic laws or driving unsafely. The citations carry a fine of up to $160.

Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) is reporting abandoned vehicles to the Washington County Sheriff's Office for possible citations and towing. Abandoned vehicles are a safety hazard. They can impact drivers' line of sight and block snowplows, emergency vehicles and public transit. Citations for abandoned vehicles carry fines of about $110, plus towing costs.

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Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users and operating the County roadway system in cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Communications Manager