Closings, cancellations announced because of forecast

December 17, 2008

By Administrator

NEW — 9:42 a.m. Dec. 17, 2008

Forecasts are predicting snow for Newcastle today.

Issaquah Schools are closed due to snow Dec. 17. Out-of-district transportation is not available. All before and afterschool programs have been cancelled. Go here for more information.

Renton Schools are opening 90 minutes late today. Go here for more information.

Tonight’s Newcastle Planning Commission meeting at 7p.m. will still take place.

Go here for a list of snow plowing routes.

Temperatures are cold enough to potentially burst outdoor pipes and endanger pets who spend time outside. For tips on how to stay safe during this weather, click here.

Before driving in winter weather, make sure to check your vehicle’s battery, brakes, tires, lights, wipers, oil and radiator fluid/hoses. In addition, pack emergency supplies, including tire chains, in your vehicle. Drivers who get stuck in snow or ice should not abandon their vehicles in an area that would block traffic, as those vehicles will be towed.

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