'Road Closed': That Means Don't Go Through Barricades, Sheriff Warns

One affected street is Picnic Point Road.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office traffic unit has reported many drivers are not heeding “road closed” signs in the county.

(See attached photo posted by former Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson on his Facebook page. Haakenson, now Snohomish County Deputy Executive, as part of his job was at the scene of a mudslide this morning and directing traffic at a barricade as part of official business after being contacted by his staff.)

Driving around or going through barricades is a violation of state law and violators can expect a minimum bail amount of $411.

County drivers must turn around or follow marked detours if they come to a road closed sign.

The following is a list of roads in Snohomish County that are posted as being closed:

Street Name





Miller Rd

Pioneer Hwy

Norman Rd



Picnic Point Rd

Maplewood Ave

Possession Lane



Maple Rd

Alder Way

Lynnwood C/L


Water over roadway

Ash Way

SR 525

Lynnwood C/L


Water over roadway

 The Sheriff's Office has this reminder: "Turn around. Don’t drown." 

gary haakenson December 20, 2012 at 10:22 PM
As Deputy County Executive I was there on official County business awaiting Public Works crews and actually parked at the barricade and directed traffic for an hour since no sheriffs or fire personnal were on scene. Gary Haakenson
Brian Soergel December 20, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Good job, Mr. Mayor!


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