Officials encourage area residents to take care if they hit the road
The city of Vancouver is preparing for a wave of arctic air and freezing rain that is expected to create hazardous driving conditions over the next few days.
“We hope that anyone with plans to hit the road for work, last-minute holiday preparations or travel to celebrations later in the week will pay close attention to evolving conditions and not take unnecessary risks,” said City Communications Director Laura Shepard. “If you do need to head out, take is slow and make sure your car is equipped with an emergency kit that includes warm clothes, water, and snacks.”
For weather-related city issues that need an urgent response, such as traffic signal outages, downed trees, or broken water mains, call the Public Works Operations Center at (360) 487-8177. For downed power lines, call Clark Public Utilities at (360) 992-8000. Severe weather updates are also posted on Public Works’ Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Vancouver Public Works Operations is ready to respond to expected inc