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Winter is coming -- it's time to remove any vehicles parked along the roadside

Posted On: November 08, 2018

Road crews hit the road with COVID precautions in place

With Chelan County Public Works now preparing for winter and the inevitable snowfall that will come with it, our road crews are asking for residents to do some prepping of their own.

Residents are reminded that a vehicle is considered “abandoned” if left within the county right-of-way for more than 24 hours.  (A right-of-way is an easement for public travel that’s maintained by CCPW. The width of the right-of-way varies from road to road.) Abandoned vehicles can be removed or impounded by the sheriff’s office. If this happens, any fees for removal for impoundment are on the owner. (Chelan County Code 9.32)

A vehicle can park along the right-of-way as long as it is not designated a “no parking” area and it is not impeding traffic or road maintenance, including snowplowing operations.

Now is the time to remove those vehicles, including any travel trailers, RVs, utility trailers and other obstructions, parked along the county road before snowplows are called to action. Vehicles, RVs and trailers parked along the edge of the roadway hinder snowplowing and other road maintenance efforts as well as create a safety hazard for our drivers.

Please do your part in keeping motorists – and snowplow drivers – safe this winter season by removing vehicles parked along the shoulder of the county road.

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Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 01
    Jul 2020
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - July 1, 2020

    Posted by: Community Development

    Chelan County Administrative Building
  • 24
    Jun 2020
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - June 24, 2020

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 17
    Jun 2020
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - June 17, 2020

    Posted by: Community Development

    Chelan County Administrative Building
  • 09
    Jun 2020
    06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    Chelan County Noxious Weed Board Meeting - 2nd Quarter

    Posted by: Noxious Weed Control Board

    Chelan County Noxious Weed Board Meeting

    Noxious Weed Conference Room
  • 06
    Jun 2020
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    June Parenting Class - English and Spanish

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Washington State University Extension