Lights & Sirens – State of emergency declared in Gig Harbor
Officials declared a state of emergency in snowy, slushy Gig Harbor today.
The accumulation of snow since last week, along with another dumping expected on the Peninsula over the next week, prompted the city of 6,700 to declare the state of emergency, according to a news release issued shortly after 11 a.m.
On Tuesday, work crews began clearing side streets, in preparation for the next wave of snow expected to fall today. Highway 16 was mostly clear, although snow was starting to compact on some of Gig Harbor’s streets.