SNOW & ICE
Snow & ice can be hazardous on roads or around your home.
Around the House
- SIDEWALKS: Residents are encouraged to clear snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property.
- HEART ATTACKS: Sudden exertion in cold weather can trigger heart attacks. Shovel slowly; take it easy.
On the Roads
- PLOW ROUTES: See the map below for plow routes. Lakewood’s most-traveled roads are cleared first. Not all roads are plowed.
- DO NOT PASS PLOWS: Be patient with plows. Keep your distance. Stay back and do not attempt to pass working plows.
In the event of cold weather, warming centers typically open throughout Pierce County. If your home becomes unsafely cold, please seek shelter in a local warming center.
Pierce Transit usually offers free rides to warming/cooling centers during extreme weather.
Power outages, slips and falls on ice, extreme cold, and other hazards are common in winter. A few small preparations may prove valuable if a winter storm hits.
- FEMA recommends the preparation of a simple disaster kit
- Do not use propane-, charcoal-, or gas-burning generators or stoves inside
- Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
- Inspect your gutters, doors, windows, chimney, and the rest of your house
- Inspect your tire condition, tread depth, and type
- Store a snow brush and ice scraper in the car
- Ensure that floor mats do not interfere with pedals
- Replace wiper blades, if needed
- Have your vehicle inspected (battery, fluids, brakes, etc)