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Posted on: January 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Winter Weather Update: Jan. 14

Snow Plow

Prepare for winter driving conditions throughout the City, even on treated roads, and remain cautious of slush and ice. During this winter weather, also check Twitter for updates.

Snow Plow Routes

Issaquah’s crews are working around the clock to clear priority routes first, and then address side streets as conditions allow. Check the progress of the City’s snow plows – and traffic cameras for current road conditions – via our Snow Route Status Map.

If your vehicle gets stuck in snow or ice, do not abandon it in a location that would block traffic, as those vehicles will be towed. After winter weather, if your vehicle isn’t where you left it, call the Issaquah Police Department’s non-emergency line at 425-837-3200.

Power Outages

Forecasts predict high winds Jan. 15, which could cause widespread power outages.

Now is the time to prepare with:

  • A battery-powered radio, along with extra batteries, to can tune in to the City’s radio station, 1700 AM
  • Flashlights, along with extra batteries
  • A corded phone (cordless phones will not work when the power is out)
  • Enough food and water to last your family for several days
  • Charging your cell phone before the storm hits

Puget Sound Energy customers can call 1-888-225-5773 to report power outages and receive service updates, or report outages online.

Please do not call 911 for non-emergency questions, such as power outage duration or reasons for the outage.

To prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, never burn charcoal or use gasoline-powered equipment indoors. It’s also advised to have a carbon monoxide detector in your home.

Our guide to preparing for power outages offers more tips.

What’s Open/Closed

Closed/cancelled Jan. 14:

  • All Issaquah School District schools
  • Community Center at 1 p.m.
  • Julius Boehm Pool at 1 p.m.
  • Senior Center at 1 p.m.
  • Issaquah City Hall and City Hall Northwest at 1:30 p.m.
  • All programs at the Pool, Senior Center and Community Center
  • Basketball practices at schools
  • The City Council Study Session is cancelled

Waste Collection

Any Recology customers whose service is missed may set out twice the normal amount on their next regularly-scheduled collection day.  

Weather Updates

Check the National Weather Service’s Issaquah page for the most up-to-date forecast. 


Need shelter during the cold? Learn more about local winter weather shelters


Reminder: It’s the responsibility of the abutting property owner to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice.

Safety Tips

Find more resources to help prepare your family, home and vehicle for winter. 

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