From WSDOT: At 11am we'll begin a multi-lane plow-through from I-5 in Olympia to I-5/US 12 and back. Give plows plenty of room.
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Rainier:2 Hours Late. No A.M. Kindergarten. No A.M. Preschool. No Out-of-District Transport.
Tenino: Closed No A.M. Kindergarten or Preschool.
Yelm Community Schools: Closed
Mason County Schools:
Shelton: Closed. No out of district transportation.
Hood Canal: 2 hrs late, No AM preschool
Lewis County Schools:
Chehalis: 2 Hour Late Start, Buses on Snow Routes. No AM/PM Kindergarten or Pre-School.
Napavine: 2 hrs late, No AM kind/preschool, Buses on snow rts
Winlock: 2 hrs late, No AM preschool, Buses on snow route B
Grays Harbor Co. Schools:
Aberdeen Dist. #5: Schools open on time. Buses on normal routes. Use caution in parking lots.
Cosmopolis: Schools open on time. Bus on normal routes.
Elma: 2 hrs late no A.M. pre-school
Hoquiam: On time. Axford Prairie area buses 403 and 405 on show routes.
McCleary: 2 hours late, no buses on Heslep and Cedar, no am preschool
Montesano: 2 hrs late, Buses on snow rts
Oakville: 2 hrs late
Ocosta: 2 hrs late
Life Christian Academy: 10 A.M. Start; No A.M. Preschool and No Before School Care; Buses on Adjusted Schedule
Pope John Paul II High School: Closed
Colleges & Universities
The Evergreen State College: 2 hrs late
Grays Harbor College: College will open at 10AM. Students and employees are not to come in before 10am.
South Puget Sound Community College:Olympia campus closed to all students, employees, and visitors. Hawks Prairie Center is open for contract training only.
City of Olympia
Due to the snow and ice, the following roads and hills are closed as of 8:00 a.m. Thursday.
Westside Hills Closed:
4th Ave W, Sherman to Olympic
5th Ave W, Sherman to Olympic
Brawne Ave, Rogers to West Bay
Garfield Ave, Sherman to West Bay
Eastside Hills Closed:
7th Avenue, from Central to McCormick
10th Ave, Central to Fir
Berry Street, East Bay to Milas
Bigelow St, Quince to Eastside
San Francisco Ave, East Bay to Quince
Raft Avenue, Crestline to West Bay
Lakeridge Drive, Evergreen Park to Deschutes
Sanding and Plowing Continues: Public Works street crews are on 24-hour operation, until roads are clear. Kevin Krall, Street Supervisor relays, “Even though crews are out, remember if it looks slick and icy it probably is. Travelers are advised to use caution. “
For a map of City of Olympia snow routes, check the City of Olympia website, www.olympiawa.gov. You find a link directly off the home page.
Meetings & Events
The volunteer work party scheduled for Saturday, February 26th at Burri Park is cancelled due to the weather.
All classes/programs offered through Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation are cancelled today.
The Thurston County Courthouse and associated offices and departments will open at 10 a.m., today, due to winter weather conditions. This includes District and Superior courts as well as Public Health and Social Services.
South Sound YMCA-Child Care Services: All are closed except Cascade and Tenino, which are open on regular schedule for p.m. care.
Due to inclement weather, the Department of Licensing advises customers to check the website before coming into an office. Many offices have cancelled drive tests, and others are requiring traction devices on vehicles used for a drive test. DOL officials are monitoring other areas across the state to determine whether any offices need to be closed, and if so, information will be relayed to the public.
Additional information may be obtained by checking our website at www.dol.wa.gov.
Most Intercity Transit routes are back on regular service. The only exception is west side Olympia routes 42, 43 and 44, which are on normal route EXCEPT continue to use the Mottman entrance to SPSCC.
· Dial-A-Ride – no new rides are being scheduled. Existing rides are at the Driver discretion due to icy roads.
· Route 1 – Snow Route – No Grapeview Loop
Route 5 – Snow Route - South of Civic Center – Take · 1st St./SR3 to Red Apple. No Turner, Wyandotte, Fairmount. North of Civic Center – No 12th St. Stay on 13th St. No turn into Library coming down Olympic Highway. Last Route 5 will be at 5:45 p.m.
· Route 6 – 3:40 p.m. and 5:40 from Shelton will run to Olympia with return from Olympia at 4:40 p.m. and 6:40 p.m.
· Route 7 – Cancelled.
· Route 8 to Brinnon – Cancelled.
· Route 9 – Cancelled.
· Route 10 – Cancelled.
· After School Activities (ASA) Bus is cancelled.
If you have any questions please call the Customer Service Center at 360.427.5033.