Snow & Ice

  1. Winter Weather Update - 1/15/2020

    We’ll have a small team out overnight patrolling county roads and responding to icy areas as needed on main roads, Pierce Transit and school bus snow routes, hills, bridges and curves. Any wet pavement could be icy. Read On...
  2. Winter Weather Update - 1/15/2020

    The lowlands received no new snow overnight. Any wet pavement could be icy. Residential and secondary roads could be wet with the possibility of isolated black ice. Read On...
  3. Winter Weather Update - 1/14/2020

    We could see cold temperatures and light snow in the lowlands overnight. Read On...
  4. Winter Weather Update - 1/14/2020

    Lowland areas saw up to 2 inches of snow overnight. High elevation areas such as Greenwater, Elbe and Ashford saw 4-6 inches, while the foothills saw 2 inches. Read On...
  5. Winter Weather Update - 1/13/2020

    We expect to see cold temperatures tonight and Tuesday, with the possibility of light snow flurries/showers in the lowlands. Roads may be icy during Tuesday’s morning commute. Read On...
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Snow and ice on Pierce County roads

With the winter months and colder weather comes the potential for icy roads. Motorists should exercise caution while driving in winter weather.

Vehicles should be in good working order and be stocked with an emergency kit that includes items like blankets, warm clothes and non-perishable foods.

Our response

Pierce County's major roads connect residential areas to service centers and state highways.

These major roads are our priority during a snow and ice event, along with Pierce Transit and school bus snow routes. If you can get out of your neighborhood and reach a key arterial, you will likely find a drivable road.

The level of service these major roads receive during winter weather is determined by several factors, including weather conditions, the classification of the roadway, and available resources. 

When a severe winter storm is forecast, our plan provides that crews apply anti-icing products to key arterials and lifelines routes assuming all resources are available.

If heavy snowfall affects roads countywide, plow trucks with de-icing materials are deployed 24 hours a day when all resources are available until conditions improve.

View our Emergency Snow & Ice Plan and learn more about snow and ice removal.

More resources

You can report roadway issues in unincorporated Pierce County 24/7 at or (253) 798-6000.

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Phone: (253) 798-6000
7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
4812 196th St. E
Spanaway, WA 98387