UPDATED JANUARY 2022
The City of Sammamish receives a lot of questions about City procedures before, during, and after snow events. We've compiled many of them below with the answers from our Streets and Stormwater Division experts. Remember to visit the City's Weather Events page for the most recent updates on a snow event: https://connect.sammamish.us/weather-events
How does the city prepare for snow and ice events and what happens when the snow hits?
How do you decide which streets to prioritize?
Why doesn’t the city de-ice and plow all the streets – specifically secondary and residential streets?
What do you do about medical emergencies?
What kind of equipment does Sammamish have to deal with snow and ice?
What do you use for de-icing?
Why doesn’t the City use sand?
Are there any tips for safe driving during snowstorms?
Will the snowplows ever completely clear my residential street down to bare pavement?
I saw the snow plow in my neighborhood but it did not plow my street/cul-de-sac?
How long will it take to finish plowing all the streets?
How do I report that the snowplows missed my street?
What can I do about snow plows that block my driveway with snow?
What can residents do to help during snow and ice events?
Why do the plows cover over the areas I just shoveled? Am I responsible for those areas?
I saw a city snowplow driving around during the storm with its blade up. Why wasn’t it plowing?
Who is responsible for shoveling around the group mailboxes and sidewalks?
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