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SVCA Crew Responding to Snowy Conditions

As the snow continues to fall we will continue to plow and sand until it stops and the roads are as safe as we can make them. As of Saturday morning, it’s not recommended that any vehicles travel the roads in Sudden Valley or the roads to town unless they are equipped with Four-Wheel Drive, snow tires, or chains. It’s a big help to our crews to have the roads free of trash cans or other obstacles, please make sure your belongings are tucked away from the street if you are able to do so safely.

We are expecting another storm Sunday morning, so we will have crews monitoring and responding to snow and ice conditions around the clock for as long as needed. If you have any issues or if you have a snow incident that you would like to report, please use this form. In an emergency, you should always call 9-1-1. We will update the community as the need arises. Please stay safe and warm. 

Medical Transport in Snow Emergencies

What: During a snow emergency, populations at risk (those with medical appointments or durable medical equipment) may have difficulty in getting to a designated pickup location out of the upper gates due to road conditions. To provide the updated weather response plans and conditions, Sudden Valley has started a text message-based notification system which can provide these updates. To the populations at risk, this type of information can be very useful to you, but to receive this information you have to provide your contact information. Here is the link to the sign-up for the alerts on the Sudden Valley website; please consider signing up: https://suddenvalley.com/alerts

For more information, please contact: admin@suddenvalley.com.

Snow Removal Strategy

The Association is sure some Members are asking questions and wondering as to why we do or do not plow and sand their street: this question is asked each year so its best we communicate how and what we do, and why.
Our snow plow staff are following a well-defined and well thought out plan designed to open and sustain access to the significant majority of residents with the least risk.  Plow and sanding focus begins with Priority 1 Roads and Priority 2 Roads.  Our snow plow map can be located and viewed on our SVCA Web Page, under resident resources, bottom of page under Maps; 2018 Snow Maps.
The goal of our snow plow operations is to address the most significant roads to gain access to the majority of the residents.  This also includes providing access for emergency vehicles.  As the Valley is into a (highly probable) multi day snow event, our snow response vehicles were all prepped and ready and our crews were fully deployed when today’s storm began.  Our crews will work full shifts in this weather pattern, and they need all of your support.  Their shift may start as early as 4:00 in the morning, and can extend until 7:00 at night.  The vehicles receive maintenance at the end of the shift, are refueled, re-loaded with supplies, and staged for rapid start in the morning.  We have 5 plows and a reloading crew that operates a front loader to re-fill the vehicles.
Our biggest challenge is abandoned cars on the road; they are a serious impact to safety; they must be towed.  If you find yourself stuck on the road in your car, notify security tell them where the car is, the type, and your contact information, leave a message at your car with your name clearly visible for staff to read and contact you.  Priority # 1: keep our main roads open.  Security is the best way to communicate with all of our staff during snow events, especially on weekends and after hours.
Security can be reached at 360-319-8000

SVCA Snow Response 11/3/17

Hello, folks!  We’ve had our first snow of the year and it’s gorgeous out in the Valley.
Staff from Maintenance, Turf Care and Safety, Security and Compliance were activated at 3 a.m., and by 11 a.m. had cleared an inch of snow and some 28 downed trees and limbs blocking roadways.

Thank you for not calling in about snow…it really helped keep our lines free to coordinate with members about road blockages – big help!  To learn about how we prioritize and direct our snow removal efforts, please click HERE.

For blocked roadways due to trees/limbs, we prioritize and direct our efforts situationally, but following this general rule of thumb:

  1. Complete blockage (no access)
  2. 2 Lanes Blocked
  3. 1 Lane Blocked

If you see a tree or limb blocking a road, please call Security (360) 319-8200 with the following information:

  • Where is it? (nearest address or cross street)
  • Blocking one lane or both?

We very much appreciate the extra sets of eyes and having some basic information saves us a lot of time, enabling us to respond more quickly and effectively for you.  Thank you for your help this morning – great job all ‘round!

Traffic Updates Due To Snow

What? Trees are down on and/or across multiple roadways, preventing normal traffic flow.

Where? Area of 34 Rocky Ridge, Sudden Valley Drive between North Summit and Holly View Way, Holly View Way and North end of Harbor View (unpassable), 22 Canyon Ct.

SVCA Maintenance crews are working hard to remove obstructions to resume normal traffic flow.  Please plan ahead to use alternate routes where necessary.  Please pay close attention to workers on our roads and use caution going around any work crews.  Snow response was activated at approximately 3am and removal efforts began at approximately 4 a.m.  Thank you for your patience as our crews work to clear our roads by following their assigned snow removal routes.  Please call Security at (360) 319-8200 to notify us of downed trees which are blocking the road.  Snow removal efforts are by assigned routes and we will clear main roads first.  Please do not call in to notify us of snow on roads as this will cause delay in our response to callers informing us about actual road blockages.  More information will be posted, including snow response route maps, later today.

Of Note:  Most lower areas are clear of snow as of 6am.  Elevations are experiencing approximately one inch since snowfall began a little before 11pm last night.  We will continue to post as we get updates of impassable areas.  Again, thank you for your patience as we work to clear the roads.