Issaquah deals with first snow of the season

Schools closed Monday through Wednesday due to weather concerns.

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:35am
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Though a major snow storm failed to materialize overnight Tuesday into Wednesdays (Jan. 14-15), Issaquah and the Eastside was not spared from winter weather this week.

With the first snow of the season on Monday, Jan. 13, Issaquah worked to ensure the safety of its residents.

“Issaquah’s crews are working around the clock to clear priority routes first, and then address side streets as conditions allow,” a city press release announced that morning.

The city advised residents stuck in snow or ice to not abandon their vehicles in a location that would block traffic, as those vehicles would be towed.

On Tuesday morning, the snow that had fallen and somewhat melted on the roadways on Monday turned to ice overnight making for hazardous driving conditions. Snow continued to fall throughout Tuesday morning.

All Issaquah School District schools were closed Monday due to worsening conditions and pending snow in the forecast, and again on Tuesday.

The forecast had called for additional snow of up to 5 inches overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, however, most areas on the Eastside received only a dusting. However, Issaquah schools were again closed for the day.

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