Snowy side streets in Arlington making traveling tough

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by NATALIE SWABY / KING 5 News

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Posted on February 23, 2011 at 2:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 23 at 3:18 PM

ARLINGTON, Wash. -- Snohomish County residents had the shovels out Wednesday morning, clearing private driveways and some rural routes.

“It’s a lot of shoveling,” said Dave Wright. 

Wright lives on a hill near Arlington. His long, winding driveway was covered in snow Wednesday morning.

“I had to get this cleared out so my wife could take her dad to the doctor," said Wright.
Wright's neighbors know the plight of the less plowed road. It's often up to them to clear their private driveways and rural routes.
In Snohomish County, main roads are first to get attention, then trucks move to secondary roads, and eventually work into neighborhoods.
“If it’s typical of when we get snow here, I’ll get this all shoveled off and this evening have to do it again," laughed Wright.
Snohomish County plans on having 35 trucks working around the clock on roads Wednesday and Thursday.
 

 

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