KING COUNTY, Wash. – King County is warning that due to budget cuts, fewer roads will be plowed if it snows this winter.
The King County Council will get a briefing on the cuts Monday. Funding for road services has been hit hard. The county points to lower property values, which has led to a drop in tax revenue.
The county’s road services division plans to reduce snow plowing by two-thirds in unincorporated areas. Only 10 percent of the county’s snow routes will be plowed and treated.
Road crews will focus on clearing the most critical streets. The county is warning people living in the Cascade foothills that they’ll have to find some other way to dig out of the snow.
County officials advise the public to make a plan in case of a snow storm, build a kit and help each other out.