Issaquah, Renton school districts cancel class for Jan. 18

January 17, 2012

NEW — 8:20 p.m. Jan. 17, 2012

Issaquah and Renton school district officials canceled classes Wednesday, as a snowstorm threatens to pound the region overnight.

The district announced the closure just after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Officials also canceled classes Tuesday, due to icy road conditions in the early morning hours. (Students did not attend classes Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.)

School closures impact all district-related meetings and activities, including Headstart, school-age care and preschool.

The cancellation also means the finals schedule for Issaquah high school students is delayed further. Officials told students and parents to expected eNews updates about high school schedules soon.

Renton officials encourage administrative staff to check for morning reports of administrative office closures.

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Snow alters Metro Transit, Sound Transit routes for Wednesday

January 17, 2012

NEW — 7:15 p.m. Jan. 17, 2012

The snow-laden forecast prompted King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit to roll out altered schedules and routes Wednesday due to winter weather.

Sound Transit is remaining on snow alert throughout the workweek. Service could be affected due to weather and road conditions, so riders should be prepared for service delays or disruptions. Some buses have also been equipped with chains and must travel at slower speeds.

Metro Transit is keeping buses on snow routing until future notice. The agency is also planning on canceling up to 30 bus routes Wednesday morning due to the snowstorm’s predicted severity.

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City Council, Planning Commission meetings cancelled due to weather concerns

January 17, 2012

NEW — 4:55 p.m. Jan. 17, 2012

The Newcastle City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting tonight has been cancelled and rescheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 20 at The Golf Club at Newcastle due to concerns about severe winter weather.

The City Council will hold an annual retreat during that time which is free and open to the public.

The Newcastle Planning Commission’s meeting scheduled for Jan. 18 has also been cancelled due to the weather, and a new date has not yet been determined.

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