Most county offices open, but some delayed: King County announces times and places

Many buses on snow routes, warming shelters open, some King County government agencies have delayed start Residents urged to prepare for a slow commute, check ahead, and have patience as region wakes up to overnight snow Although King County government as a whole is officially open, several departments affected by the weather conditions have announced delays for Thursday, February 24.

  • BY Wire Service
  • Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:03pm
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Although King County government as a whole is officially open, several departments affected by the weather conditions have announced delays for Thursday, February 24. These agencies include:

· District Court opening is delayed one hour until 9:30 a.m.

· Superior Court is opening is delayed one hour until 9:30 a.m.

· Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is delayed one hour until 9:30 a.m.

First responders and mission critical staff are expected to report to their work location as usual. This includes, but is not limited to, corrections officers, 9-1-1 call center operators, direct healthcare providers, emergency personnel, security staff, and certain senior managers.

With the morning commute, more accidents are being reported due to icy conditions. The King County Roads Division is advising motorists to consider postponing unnecessary trips, especially if they live in areas of the county that have seen significant snow.

To avoid slick roads, King County residents may be able to obtain some services online, such as pet licensing, car tabs, marriage licenses by mail, property tax payments, business licensing and more.

Public Health Seattle & King County, the Office of Emergency Management, the Department of Transportation and Regional Animal Services would like residents to be prepared and stay safe during the predicted cold weather that is expected today and Friday.

King County Department of Transportation: Many Metro buses are on snow routes. Transit riders should plan ahead for bus trips that could be disrupted, delayed or on snow routing. Check your bus route before you leave, dress warm, know your snow route and sign up for road and transit alerts.

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