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More snow, wind & cold coming

Get ready for at least one, possibly two, big winter storms through Monday.? Snow could begin sticking on local roads by early afternoon Friday with the heaviest amounts Friday night. By Saturday morning, there may be several inches.

Travel – even main highways – could be difficult and potentially dangerous. At the same time, a windstorm is forecast with gusts up to 45 mph. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing through Sunday. Another snowstorm is possible late Sunday night or Monday morning.

Snow on a tree at Wayne Golf Course

What about the roads?

We'll keep treating icy roads, using the priority clearing map but avoid travel if you can. Use extra caution if you must travel. With forecasts calling for several inches of snow and prolonged freezing temperatures, crews may need to close some roads.

If time and resources allow, they work on neighborhood roads. Sidewalks are the responsibility of property owners.

What can I do?

Get prepared. See tips on our Winter Weather page.

Park your car. Public Works crews will be out plowing and sanding to keep primary routes open, but the fewer drivers on the road the better.  It also makes it easier for emergency responders to get help to those who need it most. 

Plan to stay home. The snow is likely to stick around. Give yourself a break from dangerous conditions. 

Prepare to be without electricity. Snow and wind may lead to power outages. Be ready. Update your emergency kit with food, water, flashlight, matches and blankets. Also make sure cell phones are charged before the storm.  If you have an emergency heating source, such as a fireplace or space heater, make sure you have proper ventilation 

To report power outages:

  • Puget Sound Energy - 1-888-225-5773
  • Snohomish County PUD - 425-783-1001 or 1-877-783-1001
  • Do not call 911 to report power outages.

Be safe. The weather headed this way has the potential to create terrible road conditions and power outages. Officials ask that you take steps to prepare now. Better to be safe than sorry. When each of us is prepared, our whole community is prepared. 

Closures & event updates

The following are closed or cancelled: 
  • City Hall and all City offices are closed as of 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 for the safety of our employees.
  • The gates to Cedar Grove Park; no vehicle access to the parking lot due to ice.
  • Restrooms, fields and activities at Lytle House and North Creek Schoolhouse are closed and cancelled.
  • Parks & Recreation classes are cancelled this Saturday.  Check Parks' Facebook page or call (425) 806-6760 Monday for updates.
  • Restrooms in all City parks
  • Fields
  • The Fire Department's "Push-In Ceremony," scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23.
  • The summer camp preview has been rescheduled for March 2, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Lockwood Elementary.

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