Extreme Cold and Wet Weather Preparation

City of Burien Prepares for Precipitation and Below Freezing Temperatures for Several Days
Posted on 01/09/2020
Public works crew in front of snow plows.

The National Weather Service forecast shows extreme cold and wet weather is heading our way. The City is monitoring the weather forecast closely for updates.

The City’s Public Works crews are preparing vehicles now—installing snow plows, de-icing equipment, and sanders on our heavy trucks. In late fall, the crews met to discuss lessons learned from the February 2019 snow event, and have updated their operational procedures accordingly. A new snow map and de-icing map were developed as a result.

Now is a good time to make sure you are prepared for snow, ice, and possible power outages.

Support for People Experiencing Homelessness

For those living unsheltered, the City is working closely with the Highline United Methodist Church and Ecumenical Leadership Circle to open the Burien Severe Weather Shelter on Sunday night (January 12, 2020). Go to the Burien Severe Weather Shelter website for up-to-date information.

Mary’s Place has made a commitment to not turn away anyone seeking family shelter during the upcoming period of inclement weather. They have transportation available, and any family that calls the family shelter hotline (206) 245-1026 from Sunday through Thursday will get both transportation and access to shelter. 

View information about regional extreme weather shelters (updated January 13, 2020).

City Classes, Program, and Services

Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services has an inclement weather policy. If you have questions about a class, program, or rental, please contact the Burien Community Center at (206) 988-3700.

All classes and programs on January 14, 2020 have been canceled at the Burien Community Center.

Stay Informed