Some are calling it Snowmageddon 2017 for Western Washington, but as a Midwest girl used to many feet of snow each winter, I can’t quite get on board with that term. That said, the roads are snowy, sloppy and slick, and I want you to have the resources you need to weather the storm.

School closures and delays

Auburn School District

Highline Schools

Kent School District

Renton School District

Tahoma School District

Green River Community College

Highline College

Road closures, transit and transportation


King County: King County road closures and restrictions

Seattle: WSDOT for Seattle roads and traffic

Washington: WSDOT state roads, traffic, travel alerts, etc.

King County Metro

Sound Transit Rider Alerts

SeaTac Airport

Power outages outages, electric safety, natural gas safety

Weather updates





National Weather Service – Seattle


Twitter and Facebook accounts to follow

Many of these resources make regular, real-time updates on Twitter:

American Red Cross Northwest (Twitter)

City of Auburn (Twitter)

City of Covington (Facebook)

City of Covington (Twitter)

City of Kent (Facebook)

City of Kent (Twitter)

City of Renton (Twitter) (Facebook)

iLoveKentWA (Twitter)

Kent School District (Twitter)

Kent Traffic Information Radio 1650 AM

King County Road Services (Twitter)

KING5TracyT (traffic) (Twitter)

PSE (Twitter)

Renton School District (Twitter)

Seattle Dept. of Transportation (Twitter)

Tahoma School District (Twitter)

Washington Emergency Management

WSDOT (Facebook)

WSDOT Ferries (Twitter)

WSDOT Traffic (Twitter)


C-Town Pulse, City of Covington

City of Auburn

City of Covington

City of Black Diamond

City of Enumclaw

City of Kent

City of Kent Emergency Management

City of Maple Valley

City of Renton

Covington-Maple Valley-Black Diamond Reporter

Kent Reporter

Pierce County Emergency Alerts

Seattle Times

If we missed any important local resources, or if you find a broken link, please let us know so we can correct it. Thank you!

Dana Neuts

I am a full-time freelance writer, editor, marketing pro and the publisher of

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