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Weekend county snowplow operations differ from weekday operations

Posted On: December 20, 2023

Road crews hit the road with COVID precautions in place

With snow season underway in Chelan County, let’s talk weekend snowplow operations.

Many times, people confuse us with WSDOT. Not a problem. We enjoy our friends at WSDOT. But during the winter, the state plows its highways 24/7. We do not have the capacity (operators or funding) for that at Chelan County.

On the weekends, our five road districts each have one operator working. That operator is going to be focused on main arterials, or those Priority 1 roads that are traveled the most. If you live on a Priority 2 or Priority 3 county road, there’s a high likelihood you will not see a plow over the weekend. If you live on a primitive road or a private road, you won’t see a plow.

When there’s a need for increased snowplowing efforts, particularly during heavy snow events, then more operators are called in to work on the weekend. But for the most part, if you hear we have snow coming and it’s over the weekend, make plans to have extra resources at home, such as food and other essentials. And plan to see a county plow on Monday.

Our county is a beautiful one, with many people choosing to live out in those most beautiful, often remote spots. This winter, check out our Road Maintenance webpage to determine what priority level road you live on.
 


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Road crews hit the road with COVID precautions in place

Posted On: June 04, 2020

Road crews hit the road with COVID precautions in place

Chelan County road crews are back on the road in full force after more than two months of working with reduced crew sizes during the governor’s Stay H...

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Headed to the MRWF? Secure that load for safe travels!

Posted On: December 11, 2019

Headed to the MRWF? Secure that load for safe travels!

The new Chelan County Moderate Risk Waste Facility is open to the public. The facility is at 3612 Highway 97A in Wenatchee....

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Code of the West: A reminder that life is different in the country

Posted On: September 06, 2019

Code of the West: A reminder that life is different in the country

The Code of the West was adopted in 2002 by Chelan County commissioners. It is not a formal code, but rather a philosophy or friendly advice for peopl...

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It's always wise to stay off the (wet) lines

Posted On: June 18, 2019


It's always wise to stay off the (wet) lines

Roadway striping plays a valuable role in efforts to keep travelers safe on the roadway. The Traffic Safety crew of Chelan County Public Works re-stri...

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In an emergency, don't let your address delay help from reaching you

Posted On: January 15, 2019

In an emergency, don't let your address delay help from reaching you

Have you ever asked yourself the question: When seconds count, how easily will emergency responders be able to find my home? Learn how your address ma...

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Winter is coming -- it's time to remove any vehicles parked along the roadside

Posted On: November 08, 2018

Winter is coming -- it's time to remove any vehicles parked along the roadside

With Chelan County Public Works now preparing for winter and the inevitable snowfall that will come with it, our road crews are asking residents to re...

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Preserving a piece of Cashmere's history

Posted On: October 22, 2018


Preserving a piece of Cashmere's history

Those people interested in giving the West Cashmere Bridge a new home -- and preserving its history -- have until Jan. 1, 2019, to contact Chelan Coun...

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Need wood chips? Pick them up at the Chelan Transfer Station

Posted On: September 07, 2018

Need wood chips? Pick them up at the Chelan Transfer Station

Free shredded wood chips are available at the Chelan Transfer Station until about early October....

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County to build year-round moderate risk waste facility

Posted On: September 07, 2018

County to build year-round moderate risk waste facility

Chelan County is in the process of opening a facility – called a moderate risk waste facility – that will be open year round to residents in need of s...

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2018 road preservation project revs up

Posted On: May 03, 2018


2018 road preservation project revs up

The 2018 Road Preservation Program is underway throughout Chelan County. Read about the list of roadways in the preservation program this year....

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Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 27
    Mar 2024
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Planning Commission - March 27, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 27
    Mar 2024
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Assessor's Office Community Meeting: Cashmere, South Wenatchee and Malaga

    Posted by: Chelan County Assessor

    Chelan County Assessor Wes Cornelius invites property owners and all interested parties to attend one of four community meetings scheduled this spring throughout the county.

    Wenatchee High School (new commons area)
  • 20
    Mar 2024
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Connect with Chelan County: District 1 Meeting

    Posted by: Board Of County Commissioners

    The Chelan County team is coming to a community near you. In March commissioners and a variety of department directors will hold a series of community-led discussions in each of the three districts the commissioners represent.

    Wenatchee High School (new commons area)
  • 13
    Mar 2024
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Connect with Chelan County: District 3 Meeting

    Posted by: Board Of County Commissioners

    The Chelan County team is coming to a community near you. In March, Chelan County commissioners and a variety of department directors will hold a series of community-led discussions in each of the three districts commissioners represent.

    Chelan City Hall
  • 09
    Mar 2024
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    March Parenting Class - English and Spanish

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Chelan County Administration Building - Enter building from Douglas Street