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Severe Winter Weather Information
Severe Winter Weather Information

Take Winter by Storm
A web site sponsored by King County, the City of Seattle, Puget Sound Energy, State Farm Insurance and QFC to help you get prepared and stay informed when bad weather strikes this winter.

Burien Snow and Ice Routes [pdf]
Map displaying priority snow and ice removal routes in Burien.

King County Road Services
Access to King County 24/7 Road Helpline, traffic alerts, traffic cameras and more.

Local School Closures
SchoolReport.org provides a report of school schedule changes due to adverse weather conditions and other emergency situations for member school districts, colleges, and private schools.

Metro Bus Schedules and Conditions
Check for the latest Snow, Ice & Flood Transit Alerts.

State Road Conditions - WSDOT
Traffic alerts for roads around Washington State.

City of Burien on Twitter
The City of Burien uses Twitter to send out alerts to subscribers.

ALERT King County
ALERT King County keeps the public informed about street and highway closures, weather, major transit disruptions, and provides updates on what agencies are doing to respond to emergencies and incidents. The public also can sign up to receive e-mail alerts and pager headlines from RPIN partners and get helpful tips to prepare for emergencies.

National Weather Service
Forecasts, current conditions, climate information, radar and satellite imagery and more for localities throughout Washington State.

Winter Weather Preparedness Tip Sheet

Emergency Phone Numbers
Radio Free Burien 540 AM logo

Call 9-1-1 for life or property threatening emergencies.

Storm emergency telephone numbers

  • Life or property threatening emergencies: 9-1-1
  • Food, shelter and other human services: 2-1-1
  • King County Roads 24/7 Road Helpline: 206-296-8100 or 1-800-527-6237
  • King County Damage Report Hotline (7 am to 7 pm): 1-800-523-5044
  • Natural gas emergency: Use a neighbor's phone. Call 911, then call Puget Sound Energy Customer Service 24 hours a day at 1-888-225-5773
  • Electrical outage hotline Seattle City Light: 206-684-7400

For emergency information on the radio tune into KIRO 97.3 FM/ AM 710, KOMO AM 1000 or Burien Radio 540 AM

Power Outage Dangers
NEVER cook/heat inside on charcoal or gas grill
Reproduced with
permission from
Public Health-
Seattle & King County
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Do not bring barbecue or other open flame sources into the home. The smoke from open flame indoors can lead to death or injury from carbon monoxide poisoning. For more information: www.kingcounty.gov/health
Tips from Seattle-King County Public Health to stay safe during a power outage. Carbon monoxide facts in other languages:

Live Wire Warning
Keep your distance from any downed line. Anyone seeing a downed line should immediately report it by calling (206) 684-3000.

Darkened Intersections
Treat all darkened intersections as a four way stop and to be cautious of drivers who may not stop.

Apartments without Fire Alarms
Apartment buildings without power for prolonged periods of time will lose their fire alarm systems and should conduct a fire watch to keep residents safe.

400 SW 152nd St, Suite 300  /  Burien, WA 98166  /  Ph: (206) 241-4647  /  Fax: (206) 248-5539
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