The lull before another storm?

According to the National Weather Service, we could see a brief respite before yet another weather system moves in on Sunday evening. Current breezy conditions are expected to last through tonight. Additional power outages are likely and lingering freezing temperatures will prevent current snow accumulations from dissipating much.

Safety remains a top priority, so residents are urged to continue making smart decisions regarding travel and personal preparedness.

Personal care

  • Stay indoors, if possible. If going outside, wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing and avoid exertion.
  • Make sure your pets have access to warm shelter and unfrozen drinking water.
  • Check on your neighbors; especially those who are older or might need extra help.
  • Watch for signs of hypothermia and get medical help immediately. Symptoms include uncontrolled shivering, slow or unclear speech, and extreme fatigue.

Shelters

Both daytime warming centers, and overnight shelters, are in operations. King County has opened additional shelter space for people experiencing homelessness. King County operates shelters at the Administration Building, Fourth and Jefferson Building, and Harborview Hall, all in or near downtown Seattle.

A list of all available shelters across the county is available from King County 211 or by calling 2-1-1.

Travel

King County Roads crews continue 24/7 operations to clear and treat roadways as quickly as they can. Please be patient as trucks make their way to your neighborhood. You can call the 24/7 Road Helpline to report road blockages or ask questions: 206-477-8100.

King County Metro continues significantly reduced bus service for Sunday and possibly beyond. Riders who intend to use Metro’s services should visit the Emergency Snow Network webpage to view details about routes in operation and to identify their options.