The National Weather Service has reduced the snow forecast to a total
daytime accumulation today of 2 to 4 inches, about one-third the
amount forecast last night for the 24 hour period. However, a new
feature in the latest forecast is wind. The forecast is for blustery
wind, 11 to 14 mph increasing to between 23 and 26 mph.
Jim Didricksen from King County roads reports about an inch of snow as
of 5:00am. County crews are plowing and sanding the "Lifeline Routes"
which means the major north/south roads including Vashon Highway,
Cedarhurts Rd, Westside Highway , Wax Orchard Rd, and Dockton Rd as
far as the Dockton Fire Stations,. Other roads are not yet being
plowed. Jim reports the North End ferry area and the South End ferry
area are passable, however drivers are urges to exercise caution when
driving and to minimize driving as much as possible in these
The Vashon Food Bank reports that it WILL be open for its regular
Wednesday food distribution between 11am and 1pm. They are hoping to
also open for Wednesday evening distribution, but will not make that
decision until later in the day. The Food Bank recommends calling
them at 465-6332 for the most up to date information regarding
CLOSURES AND CANCELLATIONS REPORTED SO FAR
All Vashon public schools are closed today
The Vashon Chamber of Commerce meeting has been cancelled.
Granny’s is closed for contributions today.
Be sure to check the status of your particular meeting or activity
before heading out.
KING COUNTY METRO
Buses will be on a SNOW REROUTE for All of King County.
This includes Vashon’s Bus routes 118 & 119
ROUTE 118 IS NOT SERVING NORTHBOUND 103rd AV SW - BETWEEN SW 120th ST
& SW 112th ST And EASTBOUND SW ELLISPORT RD & SOUTHBOUND 131st AV SW
ROUTE 119 IS NOT SERVING GOLD BEACH Bus Route 54 does not have
pre-planned snow routing.
It is operating its regular route and stops, but with possible
significant delays due to weather, road or traffic conditions.
Metro riders are encouraged to visit the Snow & Ice page at
metro.kingcounty.gov and learn about Metro's plan for severe
*This message comes to you from Voice of Vashon Standing By at 1650 AM on
your radio dial. We encourage you to develop your 1650AM listening habit
because it may be your only source of information in a serious island
-Your Vashon Alert Team-