Issaquah, Renton school districts cancel class for Jan. 20

January 19, 2012

NEW — 4:05 p.m. Jan. 19, 2012

Issaquah School District students receive a bonus — if unexpected winter break — as officials canceled classes for Friday, giving students a complete week off from school.

The district announced the closure just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Renton School District also concluded road conditions were still too hazardous to open school for Friday. The district’s administrative offices will remain closed.

Officials also canceled classes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, due to icy road conditions in the early morning hours and a subsequent snowstorm. (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 high school students is delayed further.

City Hall limits staffing, road crews still working priority 1 and 2 streets

January 19, 2012

UPDATED — 1:55 p.m. Jan. 19, 2012

As most of Western Washington continues to dig out of hazardous conditions due to snow and ice, the city of Newcastle will again have limited staffing today.

The city is encouraging residents to call City Hall at 649-4444 to see if the services you need are available if you have questions.

The Public Works Department is working to plow priority 1 and priority 2 streets today.

Coal Creek Utility District’s business offices will close at 2 p.m. today due to inclement weather. CCUD will operate with limited emergency staff only. If you have a utility-related emergency, call 235-9200.

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