UPDATE: City of Burien releases details on its weather response


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Due to the impending SnowViaDoom™, Burien City Hall, the Burien Community Center, and Moshier Art Center will be closing at 1:30 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 8.

And yes, as of 12:45 p.m.-ish, flakes have been spotted falling in Burien!

Here’s more from the city:

Severe Weather Update
Posted on 02/07/2019

February 8, 2019, 2 p.m.: A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Puget Sound region, with heavy snow and several days of freezing temperatures expected. Find up-to-date regional emergency news at kcemergency.com.

Facility Closures

Burien City Hall, the Burien Community Center, and Moshier Art Center closed at 1:30 p.m. today, February 8.

Roads

This upcoming snow event is expected to be thick and heavy, so crews will likely be focusing on arterials over the weekend. We will provide updates via our website, Facebook, and Twitterthroughout the weekend. Please avoid driving if possible.

Parks and Recreation Programs

Seahurst Park will be closed throughout the weekend.
Programs and classes at the Burien Community Center and Moshier Art Center follow the Highline School District closure schedule.

Severe Weather Shelters

Shelters are available at:

  • Highline United Methodist Church (1st Ave S & 130th St) in Burien
  • King County Administration Building
  • Harborview Hall
  • Seattle City Hall
  • Seattle Center
  • Fourth and Jefferson Building.
  • Additional sleeping space for people experiencing homelessness is available again at the King County Administration Building, in addition to the regular nightly shelter in the building.

After the shelters close, the day center at Fourth and Jefferson is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with services.

Call 2-1-1 or visit resourcetalk.crisisconnections.org for a searchable list of all severe weather shelters open in our region.

Power outages

If you lose power, go to the Seattle City Light and Puget Sound Energy system status update websites to learn more.
If your power is out for an extended amount of time, use caution with alternative heating sources. Never use a charcoal grill indoors due to the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Public Health — Seattle & King County has information about CO exposure available in multiple languages.

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