Issaquah, Renton district schools to open late Jan. 17

January 16, 2012

UPDATED — 8:55 p.m. Jan. 16, 2011

The Issaquah and Renton  school districts have announced they will open two hours late and 90 minutes late, respectively, on Jan. 17 due to winter weather conditions.

Buses in the Issaquah district will operate on snow routes effective until 1 p.m. Jan. 17.

Go to to view the district’s Emergency Transportation Brochure to see where snow bus stops are located. Students will be returned to the same bus stop where they were picked up in the morning regardless of after-school road conditions, according to the district.

Before school activities including school-age care, Headstart, a.m. and p.m. preschool, a.m. and p.m. kindergarten and out of district routes  are cancelled Jan. 17 in all Issaquah schools. Full day kindergarten will start two hours late.

The Renton School District will have limited transportation all day, and no a.m. kindergarten will be held. Zero hour classes at Hazen High School and Early Childhood Programs throughout the district have been cancelled.

Metro Transit will use snow routes Tuesday

January 16, 2012

NEW — 4:55 p.m. Jan. 16, 2011

King County Metro Transit will remain on snow routing countywide overnight and Jan. 17. In a statement released today, Metro Transit said there could be some bus trips or routes cancelled on Tuesday with more snowfall in the forecast. Conditions could also change throughout the day on Tuesday depending on the timing and location of the snowfall.

Before traveling, riders should check snow page before leaving. Updates to the online information begin as early as 4 a.m. and continue as needed until travel conditions improve. Sign up for Transit Alerts so you can be alerted when bus service status changes.

Metro Transit warns that even though weather and road conditions in the morning may not be bad in one area, delays and service disruptions can occur in other parts of the county that affects bus service. Buses will also be chained, which means they have to travel at slower speeds.

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Snow 2012

January 16, 2012

Waste Management routes delayed due to weather conditions

January 16, 2012

NEW — 11:15 a.m., Jan. 16, 2011

All residential and commercial recycling and garbage routes through Waste Management are running today but are delayed by approximately two hours. Waste Management will not be collecting any yard waste or organics in Newcastle, Renton and Burien.

Waste management asks residents to leave containers out until 5 p.m. If service is postponed, the company will post updates on its website and call customers as needed.

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