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Road crews faced with limited sand, hampered by lack of equipment


Last updated 2/15/2019 at Noon

Police in Mill Creek recruited some help from somebody who knows how to deal with the winter weather. Officers found time between rescuing stranded motorists and anxious homeowners to build a snowman behind City Hall. Frosty the Policeman is expected to stay on duty through next week when he either retires or melts away.

Mill Creek Mayor Pam Pruitt used breaks from her regular job at the office of Snohomish County Councilmember Terry Ryan to monitor shipments of aggregate to city yards in Mill Creek, Woodinville, Bothell and other areas hit hard by the wet winter blast.

A shortage of supplies and disabled machinery combined to make the snowfall that fell on local highways into ribbons of frustrated motorists across the southern portion of the county.

Maintenance crews from Snohomish County and Mill Creek worked overnight shifts to prepare roads for the winter blast that brought the area to a standstill on...

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