Expectations for the Upcoming Winter
This winter, it’s important to stay warm, stay informed, stay safe, and have reasonable expectations (otherwise known as WISE). There are 484 acres and over 4,000 homes of serviceable snow removal areas within the Issaquah Highlands community. During a large snow event, the city of Issaquah and the Issaquah Highlands Community Association (IHCA) rely on heavy equipment and snow removal protocols to prioritize and implement an effective snow removal process. Snow service will be provided, but it may be delayed during a large event.
Here are a few snow removal expectations for the Issaquah Highlands community and your home.
What to Expect from…
- The IHCA: The IHCA is responsible for all non-city of Issaquah public roads within the community (see map). During a snow event, the IHCA will communicate with the community through the IHCA mobile app (available for iOS and Android, get QR codes), official Issaquah Highlands social media pages, e-news announcements, and IssaquahHighlands.com.
- The city of Issaquah: The Issaquah Public Works Operations Department plows all public city streets within Issaquah Highlands boundaries according to its official Snow Priorities Map. Find maps online >
- Homeowners: Per the city of Issaquah snow sidewalk rule, “it’s the responsibility of the abutting property owner to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice.” By keeping your sidewalks clear, you ensure your family and your neighbors can safely walk throughout the community. We ask you to prepare your landscaping for the winter season by trimming landscaping back off public easements. Get more tips on preparing for snow on the official Issaquah Highlands blog.
Important Note: Services may be delayed in your area depending on the snow accumulation, temperatures, and access to the community during the snow event. Please prepare your home with ice melt and a snow shovel until the city and the IHCA can safely service your area. Your patience is greatly appreciated.
IHCA Snow Map (Click for larger image)
Photo (top): The IHCA team is prepared to serve our community during upcoming snow events. When you see crews working near the road, please slow down and drive cautiously.
Sarah Hoey is the IHCA executive director.