Winter & Storm Response
When inclement weather strikes, the Public Works department is prepared to respond and keep your county roads open. Please see below for details on facility operations and more.
Public Works staff are on hand to take calls and answer questions about road conditions during regular business hours at (360) 867-2300. After hours, weekend and holiday road reports should be directed to TCOMM Dispatch at (360) 704-2740. For county road closures and updates, please check our Travel Impacts Page
. Additionally, please click on the links provided for up-to-date information on Interstate 5 conditions, City of Tumwater
roads, City of Olympia
roads and City of Lacey
roads. Please note, during significant events county arterial roads providing access to state highways and critical facilities such as hospitals and fire stations are cleared first including Old Highway 99, Littlerock Road, Martin Way, Yelm Highway and others. Secondary connecting roads are cleared next. After priority and secondary routes are cleared, crews address residential routes. Crews do not plow subdivisions or driveways.
Solid Waste Facilities
Thurston County operates the Waste and REcovery Center (WARC) in Lacey, along with drob-boxes in Rainier and Rochester. Check here for weather-related changes to facility hours! Click on the link for information on garbage pickup inside the city of Olympia.
For more information on residential garbage pickup outside of the City of Olympia, visit Lemay Pacific Disposal
Thurston County Parks & Trails
Our crews work diligently to clean up trees and debris after storms. If you see a tree or debris along a county trail or in a park causing damage call us or contact TCOMM Dispatch after hours.
County Water & Wastewater Utilities
Crews from Thurston County Public Works ensure that water and wastewater services are provided for the Boston Horabor, Tamoshan, Olympic View and Grand Mound water utilities. Check here for up-to-date information about utilities operated by Thurston County Public Works during a weather-related event. Looking for information about other water or wastewater utilities? Make sure to check the Thurston County Public Utilities District (PUD), or with other municipalities in the area who operate utilities including the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Rainier, Tenino and Yelm.
If you experience a power outage, or want to report and outage please contact Puget Sound Energy directly at 1-888-225-5773 to report a power outage. You can also report an outage online
or view the outage map