UPDATE: City releases Winter Weather Update

UPDATE: The City of Kent released the following Winter Weather Update on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2019:

Two more snow storms are expected to hit our area. The first will arrive around 3 p.m. today and continue until midnight. One to two inches of snow accumulation are predicted. A second stronger snow storm is expected to arrive midday on Monday lasting to Tuesday morning. The second storm is predicted to produce another four to six inches of snow.

The Public Works Department will continue to have staff working around the clock in alternating 12-hour shifts. Since noon Friday, February 8, snow plow drivers have focused on primary and secondary roadways. Sanding and plowing efforts will continue to be focused on primary and secondary routes through Sunday afternoon. Once snow arrives, snow plow drivers will  focus on the hill climbs of primary roadways:

  • S 212th St / 212th Way / SE 208th St between 91st Pl S and 105th Pl SE
  • Canyon Dr SE between E Titus St and 101st Ave SE
  • Reith Rd between Military Rd S and SR 516
  • Veterans Dr between Military Rd S and Russell Rd S

Additional hill portions of primary routes, and approaches to signalized intersections along these routes, will be addressed when conditions allow.

With the soon-to-arrive snow storms, roadways that are currently closed will remain closed. They will be closed for the Monday morning and afternoon commutes.

Roadways are still icy. Please stay off the roads and avoid driving if possible. We will update you as conditions change.

The Severe Weather Shelter will be open tonight, through Monday morning at 7 a.m. If we extend shelter hours, we will share that information as soon as it is available.

For more information, please follow us on social media where we post regular updates to road conditions, weather, school delays and closures, etc.

For more information on our snow and ice response plan, watch our latest Kent Now video on Facebook, or access the Snow and Ice Response Plan, which is reviewed and updated annually at KentWA.gov.

“Please be safe out there!”



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