Pierce County Alerts and Notifications

Inclement Weather Alerts

  1. There are no alerts at this time.
  1. Canyon Road East sidewalk closure

    The sidewalk adjacent to the southbound lanes of Canyon Road East between 116th St. E and 122nd St. E is closed until further notice. Canyon Road East sidewalk closure
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Additional Alerts

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Roadway Issues in Unincorporated Pierce County

  1. Road Alerts Map
  2. Snow and Ice Response Map

Please note that not all roadway obstructions appear on this map such as most traffic accidents, construction/utility work, short-term maintenance work, or issues that have not been reported to us. During winter months, the blue lines indicate our primary snow and ice response routes.

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Report Roadway issues in unincorporated Pierce County

You can report roadway issues online at www.piercecountywa.gov/works or by calling (253) 798-6000.

Our Response

Pierce County’s major roads connect residential areas to service centers and state highways.

  • These major roads are our priority during a snow and ice event, along with Pierce Transit and school bus snow routes. If you can get out of your neighborhood and reach a key arterial, you will likely find a drivable road.
  • The level of service these major roads receive during winter weather is determined by several factors, including weather conditions, the classification of the roadway, and   available resources. 
  • When a severe winter storm is forecast, our plan provides that crews apply anti-icing products to key arterials and lifelines routes assuming all resources are available.
  • If heavy snowfall affects roads countywide, plow trucks with de-icing materials are deployed 24 hours a day when all resources are available until conditions improve.

View our Emergency Snow & Ice Plan and learn more about snow and ice removal.


Additional Weather Resources

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River Flooding
Find out what to do before, during and after river flooding.
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Learn more about Pierce County's response during windstorms.
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Snow and Ice

Learn how Pierce County responds to snow and ice on county roads.

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Be Prepared
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Where to find information in emergencies.
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Pierce County Alert
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