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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 19, 2012

Freezing rain adds to weather woes

A snow plow in action on Wednesday.Although many arterials in Bellevue were passable Thursday morning, compact snow and ice remained on many neighborhood streets and freezing rain was fallng too. Operating around the clock, city plows may start on neighborhood roadways by Thursday afternoon, but motorists are urged to drive only if necessary.

The city will update its Extreme Weather Alert page as necessary ahead of commute times and as conditions and forecasts change. If you must drive, monitor forecasts and road conditions and use traction tires or devices. Do not call 911 to find out road conditions.

Three to six inches of snow fell on Bellevue Wednesday. While temperatures are forecast to reach the mid-30s Thursday afternoon, a light freeze is expected tonight. Warming is expected early Friday morning, with rain showers in the forecast for Friday.

Crews will continue to work around the clock to plow, sand and deice, focusing on arterials and neighborhood priority routes ahead of commutes and before beginning operations on side streets.

Garbage and Recycling Service
Because of hazardous road conditions, Allied Waste's trucks are not running today. Please put out a double load on your regular collection day next week. Allied Waste offers more information.

Parks Closures and Cancellations
As a general rule, if the Bellevue School District is closed or closes due to a weather event, all Parks & Community Services classes and programs will be cancelled for the entire/remainder of the day. If the school district is on a delayed schedule, then call the parks facility for an updated status report.
Select facilities may be open for drop-in activities at a modified level.

If you are unable to reach the facility or program, check the Parks & Community Services general information number at 425-452-6885.

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Utilities Department
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Wendy Hairfield, Community Relations Specialist
Phone: 425-452-5215
E-mail: whairfield@bellevuewa.gov


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