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Annual Snow and Ice Training on November 7 and 8

Annual Snow and Ice Training on November 7 and 8


November 1, 2023



Maria Lee, Media & Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054

Annual Snow and Ice Training on November 7 and 8

-- Media Photo Opportunity and Availability on November 7 --


TACOMA, Wash. – The City of Tacoma’s Street Operations Division is holding its annual snow and ice training on November 7 and 8 between 7:30 AM to 4 PM each day. During this timeframe, emergency snow vehicles will be dispatched for crews to experience operating these vehicles along snow routes and around traffic. 


During a snowstorm event, City crews plow and de-ice streets on a priority level, starting with primary arterial streets and then followed by secondary and auxiliary routes. The time required to clear these routes depends on the intensity of a particular snowstorm and how much snow or ice accumulates. 


More information on winter preparedness – including the snow routes map – is available at cityoftacoma.org/inclementweather.




When: November 7, from 1 PM to 3:30 PM

What: Driver training on rigging and operation of snow and ice equipment

Where: Streets Operations Division, 2324 South C St., Tacoma, WA 98402

Who: Opportunity to interview with Public Works Assistant Division Manager Matt Fengler


Media interested in participating in this media photo opportunity and availability will need to check in at the front desk of Street Operations by ringing the doorbell, and a staff member will come to greet them.