As we reported earlier, the National Weather Service forecast shows extreme cold and wintry weather is heading our way, most likely hitting our area this Sunday night, Jan. 12.
The City of Burien on Thursday said that it’s monitoring the weather closely, and that its Public Works crews are preparing vehicles now — installing snow plows, de-icing equipment, and sanders on their heavy trucks.
The city says that in late fall, the crews met to discuss lessons learned from the February 2019 snow event, and have updated their operational procedures accordingly. A new snow map and de-icing map were developed as a result.
Now is a good time to make sure you are prepared for snow, ice, and possible power outages.
Here’s the city snow routes map:
And their de-icing routes map:
COLD WEATHER SHELTER OPENS SUNDAY NIGHT
For those living unsheltered, the city is working closely with the Highline United Methodist Church and Ecumenical Leadership Circle to open an extreme weather shelter on Sunday night (January 12, 2020). More information will be shared about the shelter in the next few days.
- Check the B-Town Blog website often, “Like” us on Facebook or follow our Twitter feed.
- Follow the National Weather Service Seattle office for up-to-date weather reports.
- Follow the City of Burien’s social media for updates on streets and City services.
- Learn more about the City of Burien’s snow removal process.
- Go to the Recology website for questions about waste services.
- For updates on power service, go to Seattle City Light or Puget Sound Energy websites.
- For regional emergency news, follow King County Emergency Management updates.