Snow to continue overnight; shelter space available for homeless

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Snow will continue tonight and into the early morning hours across King County, with total accumulation of six inches or more. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect through 4 p.m. Saturday, February 9 for the entire Puget Sound region. Stay up to date with the latest forecats at weather.gov/seattle.

With the storm continuing, King County has opened additional shelter space for people experiencing homelessness. A list of all available shelters across the county is available from King County 211 or by calling 2-1-1. King County operates shelters at the Administration Building, Fourth and Jefferson Building, and Harborview Hall, all in or near downtown Seattle. Outreach teams funded by King County and the City of Seattle are meeting with people experiencing homelessness to encourage them to come inside during the winter storm. The King County Emergency Services Patrol will operate 24/7 during the weekend to help people who are living on the streets in downtown Seattle.

Because of the additional snowfall potential, King County Metro Transit will activate its Emergency Snow Network (ESN) on Saturday. Residents should be aware that bus service will be severely reduced. Some areas of the county may have limited or no bus service because of difficult travel conditions or geography.

And a reminder: Please only call 9-1-1 for emergencies. All other non-emergency questions or concerns may be directed to our 24/7 public hotline at 206-296-3830.