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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Sequim Civic Center to Reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday

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The Sequim Civic Center, located at 152 West Cedar Street, will reopen on Tuesday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m. with limited staff.  

Residents are still encouraged to stay off the roads if at all possible.  Please follow these safe driving trips from AAA Exchange:

Drive slowly.   Always adjust your speed down to account for lower traction when driving on snow or ice.

Accelerate and decelerate slowly.   Apply the gas slowly to regain traction and avoid skids.  Don’t try to get moving in a hurry and take time to slow down for a stoplight.  Remember:  It takes longer to slow down on icy roads.

Increase your following distance to five to six seconds.  This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.

Know your brakes.  Whether you have antilock brakes or not, keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.

Don’t stop if you can avoid it.  There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling.  If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.

Don’t power up hills.  Applying extra gas on snow covered roads will just make your wheels spin.  Try to get a little inertia before you reach the hill and let the inertia carry you to the top.  As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed slowly.

Don’t stop going up a hill.  There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road.  Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.

The City of Sequim Public Works crew has cleared city streets and are focusing on parking lots and sidewalks.  Public works crews will continue to work in 12 hour shifts 24 hours a day while we experience snow conditions. 

There is some new snow fall predicted for Monday afternoon and evening, the City of Sequim asks residents to please continue to help by clearing the sidewalk in front of their homes and business and to assist neighbors who are unable to do so.  Citizens are cautioned to not overdue and to shovel safely.  

Residents are asked to call 911 if they have an emergency or see someone in need.  Police and Fire are prepared to respond, despite road conditions.

City staff will continue to monitor conditions and respond accordingly.


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