Lakewood Communities Continue to Battles the Storms

LakewoodLakewood, Washington is under attack from the weather, the area has been hit with back to back snowstorms during February, and they are not out the woods yet.

As the storm continued to drive southward running parallel with the Washington coastline, heavy snow was seen throughout Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. This storm can be the same, if not bigger then the storm from early February 2017, which left 7.1 inches of snow at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA-TAC).

Across parts of I-5 corridor, travel was difficult to Impossible.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rossio said, crossing over Donner Summit California may be difficult to impossible during the height of the storm. Before venturing out, motorist should check on the weather situation.

For those accustomed, the cold will be dangerous. Travel, in general, would be hazardous because the rodes will be covered in ice.

Whereas, those who are not accustomed to the weather, the cold will be extremely hazardous, as Saturday night temperatures run 10 to 20 degrees below normal.

The city of Lakewood was hard at work running a team of 5 truck 24 hours non stop according to one of the city workers.

Updated Storm Activity

Reports from around the city for Feb. 9, 2019 records snowfall at or above seven inches and wind gusts were recorded around 40 mph. Another four to five inches of snow fell on Sunday and Monday with winds of 13 to 20 mph and a wind gusts of 25 mph.

An additional four inches of snow that fell during the day and as for the night forecast there is the possibility of less than half an inch of snow for the Lakewood area.

Local Business Fight to Survive the Weather

Winter Weather Advisories will remain in effect from Seattle/Bellevue/King County southward expecting 1-4 inches of snow through the day before it eventual changes to rain, while Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect for Everett/Snohomish County northward for up to 4-8 inches of snow through Tuesday, February 12, when it is expected to change to rain.

The weather has forced many folks inside but not in Lakewood Washington area, there are a few businesses here that have decided to take a stand against the inclement weather.

Pierce County Transit is pressing forward through the snow, and according to customer service, they will be running on the snow route. This route is designed to avoid the hills of the local and surrounding areas for the safety of the commuters.Lakewood

An additional shuttle service will run from commerce street to Yakima street to assist in passengers connecting to other routes. Pierce Transit urges folks to download the app for up to date information on delays closers as well as re-routing information.

Moose Auto Tech of Lakewood had its doors open and was prepared for the weather or any damages that the cold can bring. The owner and operator, Mr. Moose, said, “we have no choice for the cold effects the performance of the vehicle as well as folks slide and bump their cars into to all types of stuff during this type of weather, and if they need us we will be here ready to serve them.”

House of Teriyaki is still serving the community, although Popeyes has locked their lobby due to the weather.

Other local businesses in the city of Lakewood have also determined that their doors must remain open. If planning to partake in the services they provide, be safe and drive slow. There is no rush that outweighs living.

Written By Tray Dingle
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware

Sources

AccuWeather: Seattle

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