Power outages reported across South Snohomish County

Due to weather conditions, neighborhoods across South Snohomish County experienced power outages Friday night As of 6:30 p.m., 7,500 outages were reported across Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, said Snohomish County PUD spokesperson Aaron Swaney. Though winds are likely the source of the reported outages, crews are responding to affected areas around the county to…

Wednesday snow update: Council meeting rescheduled

With a third day of snow on Wednesday, Lynnwood saw a few more cancellations and reschedules of various services and events. The Lynnwood City Council’s work session was canceled. The meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Jan. 21, and will be followed by a special business meeting. The Edmonds School District closed schools for the third…

With heavy snowfall predicted, Snohomish PUD ready to respond to outages

The National Weather Service is calling for heavy snowfall over the next two days and strong easterly winds on Wednesday, increasing the likelihood of tree damage and power outages throughout Snohomish County. And Snohomish County PUD says it’s prepared. The PUD said is has crews and supplies prepared for restoration efforts and will be responding…

Edmonds School District schools, Edmonds CC closed Tuesday due to unsafe conditions

As overnight freezing temperatures led to icy roadways, and both the Edmonds School District and Edmonds Community College have canceled all classes and activities for Tuesday, Jan. 14. The Tuesday night Edmonds School District Board of Directors meeting was also canceled. It marks the second straight day of no classes for the Edmonds School District….

Lynnwood garbage, recycling services canceled Jan. 13

  If you are a Lynnwood residential customer with garbage and recycling pickup scheduled for Monday, Jan. 13, Republic Services and Waste Management say they have canceled collections due to snow and hazardous driving conditions. Assuming no more weather events, Republic Services will pick up double loads on the next scheduled pickup day next week…

Lynnwood City Hall offices open, some Rec Center closures due to snow

City of Lynnwood residents woke up Monday to snow and ice covering much of the city. Lynnwood City Hall was operating with regular business hours Monday. The Lynnwood Recreation Center and the Senior Center were open Monday, with the following schedule adjustments: All recreation programs scheduled in an Edmonds School District facility canceled. Swim lessons…

Sound Transit offers public transit tips in case of inclement weather

With the National Weather Service forecasting snow, ice and wind in the Puget Sound region over the next several days, it may impact regional transportation. Sound Transit is offering a few tips to help you prepare for your commute during what could be challenging conditions. The agency advises that you sign up for text or…

WSDOT: Travelers advised to monitor state pass conditions

With winter weather already in Washington state’s passes and more snow possible throughout the week, travelers should be prepared for winter conditions and stay up to date on conditions while making travel plans. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) offers the following travel tools to help you know before you go. As of 5:15…

Heavy rain causes road closures on 44th Avenue West

Due to heavy rain, all lanes are closed on 44th Avenue West between the 20900 block and 204th Street Southwest, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. The lanes are not expected to reopen until rains stops, police said The National Weather Service reported that the Seattle area had received more than 2 inches of rain…

What was that one clap wonder Friday night?

Were you in the area about 10 minutes after 5 p.m. Friday evening? If so, you probably didn’t miss that very loud, ground-shaking thunderclap we had. According to the following post from Carl Dinse, Weather Watcher from Shoreline Area News, mother nature is making up for two weeks of uneventful weather: A strong Puget Sound Convergence…

Be prepared for cold and wet days ahead with these safety tips

The City of Lynnwood is preparing for the cold and wet season, and here’s what you can do to prepare too: Cover and wrap hose bibs in the front and back of your house to prevent freezing pipes. Remove debris such as leaves and packed snow from storm drains. This will help alleviate drainage problems…

As lightning strikes, here’s where to report a power outage

As a dramatic thunder and lightning storm — coupled with heavy rain — struck Puget Sound Saturday night, the National Weather Service told our online news partner The Seattle Times that the area saw about 200 lightning strikes over a one-hour period, and also caused some power outages. Community members are encouraged to report power…

Record-breaking heat expected this week

Very warm temperatures are coming to the Puget Sound region by mid-week. Wednesday is expected to be the hottest day — in the mid- to high 80s — according to a report from AccuWeather. Places like Olympia and further south are predicted to see 90 degrees, National Weather Service meteorologist Kirby Cook told our online…

Weather service: Record-setting temperatures expected later this week

Expect hotter-than-normal temperatures in our area later this seek, the National Weather Service in Seattle says. The weather service is predicting that it will be 20 degrees warmer than normal for early May, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported. The hot spell is expected to peak at 82 degrees on Friday, weather service…

Snow Angels — one neighbor helps another dig out

Char Blankenship of Lynnwood never asked for help, but was more than grateful for it. During the past three and a half years, Blankenship said she has had undergone four medical procedures on her leg. When snow plows clearing the streets of her neighborhood came through, her driveway was covered in 10 inches of snow,…

Not all heroes wear capes — some just have a snow shovel

As the winter storms brought significant snow to the Puget Sound region, some were more prepared than others. Thankfully, many who were ready for the weather were also able to help those in need. We want to hear the stories of those unsung heroes who helped their friends, neighbors or strangers get through the storm…

City urges residents to clear storm drains

As the weather starts to warm, the snow will begin to melt and need a place to drain. The City of Lynnwood notes that it can’t forecast whether the melted snow and ice will cause flooding, but public works staff is preparing for possible flooding, the city said. The National Weather Service is predicting mostly…

No pickup for garbage, recycling customers Monday

If you are a Republic Services or Waste Management customer and had garbage and recycling pickup scheduled for Monday, Feb. 11, you will have to wait another week Both Republic and Waste Management Services said they are canceling collection services to all Monday customers on Feb. 11 due to the ice and snow conditions. Monday customers…

Tips for feeding birds in cold weather

A reader asked us to share information about maintaining bird feeders — and especially hummingbird feeders — in cold weather. We posed the questions to our experts, and received this column from Candy Brown, a member of the Pilchuck Audubon Society. Songbirds Provide plenty of dry, nutritious seed. I only feed black oil sunflower seed…

Edmonds Community College announces Monday closure

Edmonds Community College said that “due to continued inclement weather and unsafe driving conditions,” it would be closed Monday, Feb. 11. All classes (including evening and online classes) and activities are canceled.

Emergency cold weather shelter open Sunday-Tuesday, Feb. 10-12

The South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open Sunday-Tuesday, Feb. 10-12. The shelter opens at 7:15 p.m. at Maple Park Church (60th Avenue West and 176th Street Southwest). Dinner, a warm mat and blanket, and breakfast are provided. Those needing transportation should meet at Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W., where pickup is…

Cold-weather tips for your pet

As temperatures fall (and so does snow) it is important to remember to keep animal companions safe from the cold. The Lynnwood-based PAWS recommends the following, shared from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, cats can freeze, become lost or stolen or become injured or killed. Outdoor cats…

As road conditions improve, companies resume trash pick up

  Republic Services and Waste Management, the two companies that serve Lynnwood residents, have resumed trash pickup after being sidelined by snow and ice on the roads earlier this week. According to City of Lynnwood Recycling Coordinator Steve Fisher,  the companies resumed service Wednesday, serving customers on their regular pick-up days. In some areas, however,…

Edmonds School District, Edmonds CC closed Monday due to snow

Due to snow-related weather conditions, both Edmonds School District schools and Edmonds Community College announced they will be closed Monday, Feb. 4. The school district said that all schools and programs would be closed. Edmonds Community College said it. has canceled all classes, including evening and online classes, and activities. All updates are posted on edcc.edu/alert. Community…

As snow falls, bus commuters advised to be prepared for Monday service delays

South Snohomish County got a dusting of snow Sunday afternoon, and the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory through Monday morning. Community Transit advised bus riders to be prepared for possible service delays Monday due to snow and icy road conditions. The transit agency also advises riders to: Visit www.communitytransit.org and check out the Snow Service…