Pierce County Public Works and Utilities Road Operations Division Manager Bruce Wagner reported this morning all county arterials and lifeline routes were treated with salt and sand, and 90 percent report bare and wet pavements. Residential roads and secondary collectors will likely be icy throughout the morning commute period. Rural state highways and city roads that haven’t been treated will also be slick. Once drivers get to the primary county roads and state freeways, they should have a decent commute. Commuters are advised to give themselves a little extra time for the drive in this morning, depending on where they are coming from. Temperatures are forecast to stay near the freezing level all day today. The region may get another one to four inches of new snow, maybe more in east county, then bitter cold through Wednesday morning. County road crews are paying close attention to the threat of winds this afternoon. This could bring the potential for widespread tree damage and power outages.
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