Current weather conditions largely unchanged around Clark County Thursday morning

CLARK COUNTY — Current winter storm conditions around Clark County remained largely unchanged Thursday morning.

Snowfall has stopped, but a foot or more of snow remains on the ground in parts of Clark County. Major thoroughfares have been plowed. With below freezing temperatures, drivers should expect packed snow and ice during Thursday’s morning commute.

Snowfall has stopped around Clark County, but a foot or more of snow remains on the ground in parts of Clark County. Major thoroughfares have been plowed. With below freezing temperatures, drivers should expect packed snow and ice during Thursday’s morning commute.
Travelers on I-5 experienced slow going Wednesday near the Ridgefield junction due to slick road conditions, which still existed Thursday morning. Photo by Mike Schultz

Current winter storm conditions around Clark County remained largely unchanged Thursday morning. Snowfall has stopped around Clark County, but a foot or more of snow remains on the ground in parts of Clark County. Video by Mike Schultz

Clark County Public Works road crews have been plowing county roads since snow started falling Tuesday evening. Crews also are spreading gravel and salt on hills and curves, as well as responding to fallen trees and other problems.

Road closures around Clark County included Northwest Allen Canyon Road, from Northwest 51st Street to Northwest 324th Street, was closed earlier Thursday morning.

This list can change rapidly depending on conditions. Drivers should never ignore, bypass or move temporary closure signs or barricades.

Snowfall has stopped around Clark County, but a foot or more of snow remains on the ground in parts of Clark County. Major thoroughfares have been plowed. With below freezing temperatures, drivers should expect packed snow and ice during Thursday’s morning commute.
Side streets around Clark County remained slick Thursday morning. Drivers are being asked to void travel if possible. Expect slow traffic and allow plenty of distance between vehicles. Photo by Mike Schultz

Drivers are being asked to void travel if possible. Expect slow traffic and allow plenty of distance between vehicles. Watch out for pedestrians who may be walking in the street because of deep snow on sidewalks. Drivers also should be particularly watchful for inattentive children playing in the snow.

Waste Connections has canceled Thursday’s garbage-recycling pickup.

Public Works plans to provide around-the-clock response into the weekend. These plans could change depending on weather and road conditions.

For life-threatening emergencies, Clark County residents are asked to call 9-1-1. For road issues and fallen trees or limbs, call Clark County Public Works at (360) 397-2446. For power outages, call Clark Public Utilities at (360) 992-8000.

Snowfall has stopped around Clark County, but a foot or more of snow remains on the ground in parts of Clark County. Major thoroughfares have been plowed. With below freezing temperatures, drivers should expect packed snow and ice during Thursday’s morning commute.
Woodland resident Ernie Hardegger takes advantage of the stop in snowfall to get his driveway shoveled Wednesday. Photo by Mike Schultz
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