Pierce County administrative offices open during normal business hours.

Executive Dammeier has declared an end to the inclement weather period. The County will be fully operational beginning Wednesday, February 13.

Pierce County Road Alerts

Road Alerts Map

View current roadway obstructions that we are monitoring, such as water over the roadway, mudslides and downed trees, by viewing the Road Alerts Map. Some issues may result in lane closures and road closures.

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. 

View primary snow plow routes in your area. 

Pierce County Alerts & Notifications
  1. The Foothills Trail Re-opens in time for Thanksgiving!

    The Foothills Trail Pin Pile Bridge is now fully repaired and open for use! Thank you everyone for your patience during these repairs and thanks to our partners at Pierce County Public Works for completing these repairs before the holiday weekend! Read On...
  2. Pin Pile Bridge on the Foothills Trail Closed until further notice.

    August 15 - On the Foothills Trail, the pin pile bridge between Buckley and South Prairie is closed in both directions due to a fallen tree. Our crew is working hard to clear the debris and restore access. Read On...
  3. Foothills Trail - McMillan Levee Repair Project mid-July

    Pierce County Public Works M&O crew will be doing a 400 linear foot levee repair project near the McMillan Foothills Trailhead mid-July and will last 3-4 weeks. Read On...
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  1. Ferry service has resumed. Regular schedule Tuesday a.m.

    Ferry service has resumed. Regular schedule Tuesday a.m. Please retrieve cars parked in loading lane as soon as possible. Read On...
  2. Key Center transfer station is closed on Wednesday

    The transfer station on Key Peninsula will be closed on Wednesday Read On...
  3. Snowplow Hotline for unplowed neighborhoods in unincorporated Pierce County

    Help us identify neighborhoods to plow by calling (253) 798-8888 and giving your address. The hotline is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For unincorporated Pierce County only. Read On...
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You can report roadway issues 24/7 by calling (253) 798-6000 or report online at

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Snow and Ice
Learn how Pierce County responds to snow and ice on county roads.
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Rain and Flooding
Find out what to do before, during and after river flooding, and learn about roadway flooding.
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Learn more about Pierce County's response during windstorms.
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Storm Cleanup
Find out what to do with debris after a storm.
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Stay Informed
Where to find information in emergencies.
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Pierce County Alert
Sign up for alerts from Pierce County's Department of Emergency Management.
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Be Prepared
Learn how to make an emergency kit and create an emergency plan.


The American Red Cross and Pierce County Emergency Management decide when and where to open shelters. People are encouraged to bring personal comfort items, medications and toiletries to shelters. Pets are not allowed; owners are responsible for making alternative arrangements in advance. 

To find out if a shelter is open and where it is located, call Pierce County Emergency Management: (253) 798-7470. 

Pierce Transit provides transportation to shelters. Please call (253) 581-8000 for more information.