Kent schools close again on Tuesday due to inclement weather

More snow could hit Wednesday evening

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:01pm
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The Kent School District closed all schools for the second straight day on Tuesday due to road conditions.

“While many high traffic areas are safe, not all roads have been treated and some areas are very icy,” according to a posting on the district’s website. “Additionally, today’s forecast does include more snow with a high near 34 and we must prioritize the safety of all students and staff.”

All school activities also are canceled, including any community-use events.

The district has its school closure policy on its website.

Weather forecast

The National Weather Service updated its forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday and issued a winter storm watch for Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.

WHERE

Everett and Vicinity-East Puget Sound Lowlands-Bellevue and Vicinity-Seattle and Vicinity-including Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville, Stanwood, Bonney Lake, Maple Valley, Monroe, Woodinville, Arlington, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Gold Bar, Duvall, Carnation, Fall City, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Covington, Black Diamond, Orting, Eatonville, Bellevue, Bothell, Kenmore, Mill Creek, Clearview, Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond, Sammamish, Issaquah, Seattle, White Center, Tukwila, Renton, Burien, Des Moines, Kent and Federal Way.

WHAT

For the Winter Weather Advisory, scattered snow showers continue Tuesday morning with additional snow accumulations of up to 1 inch. For the Winter Storm Watch, heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of up to 5 inches possible.

WHEN

For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 10 a.m. Tuesday. For the Winter Storm Watch, from this evening through Wednesday morning.

IMPACTS

Plan on slippery road conditions this morning. Travel could be very difficult Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation. For the latest road conditions in Washington state, call 511.

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