Winter Weather Update, February 14, 5:30 a.m.

Release Date: February 14, 2019
WEATHER UPDATE - February 14, 5:30 a.m.


Temperatures dropped below freezing in all areas last night; this morning there is high concern about wet roads refreezing. Please continue to drive with extreme caution.

Clouds increase this morning, with the next storm system arriving this afternoon. Temperatures will be mild as this system arrives, keeping the precipitation in the form of rain. 

Crews have been out working in the neighborhoods since yesterday.

Please be patient – we are working with five plows, and have roughly 120 miles of neighborhood streets and cul-de-sacs to cover. The process could take several days.

Changes in road/weather conditions may require plows to be reassigned to Priority Routes instead of neighborhoods.


- At 5:25 a.m. Issaquah Schools announced that they are closed today.

- Lake Washington School District schools are on mid-winter break.

- City parks are closed.

- City Hall will be open regular hours today.

- Republic Services' regular Thursday residential garbage customers will be serviced, as road conditions allow.  Doubles will be allowed for customers missed last week, at no additional charge.  Please be aware the safety of the public and our drivers continues to be a top priority during this prolonged series of winter storms.  Republic Services continues to make every effort to return to our regular service schedule starting next week, weather permitting.  We appreciate your patience and understanding during this extraordinary weather event. 


To report a medical emergency or down power line, dial 911.

For non-emergency, non-snow related situations, please use the City's online tracking and reporting tool:  


The City has a web page with information about Winter Storm Readiness:

For the most up-to-date information, including weather-related road conditions, please follow the City on Facebook and Twitter. You can also find additional winter storm tips and resources here.

You can also view our traffic cameras.

Please stay safe out there!

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