February snow storm by the numbers

By on Monday, March 8th, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

WALLA WALLA – The major snow event that began Feb. 11 saw 32 city of Walla Walla employees putting in lots of overtime over nine days to make travel safer for the residents and first responders.

Members of the Street, Water, and Parks Maintenance divisions teamed up to clear ice and snow from the roads. During the peak of the event those crews worked around the clock in 12-hour shifts for six days. The total was 1,750 hours at a cost of approximately $87,000.

Works for the Parks Department cleared the public parking areas, ADA ramps, trails, and sidewalks near municipal buildings. They worked a total of 338 hours for more than $17,000.

Complete details about the city’s snow removal operations and how the public can assist can be found at https://www.wallawallawa.gov/government/public-works/streets/snow-and-ice-control.

City of Walla Walla photo of many of the city’s snow-fighters.