Be prepared for snow and ice tonight and tomorrow

More snow is forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning with continued icy road conditions, so please be prepared for possible commute delays and impacts to business operations.

A heavy band of snow is expected to begin this evening in the northern half of the City of Seattle northward, and other areas could see accumulations. As always, have a plan for your commute, dress warmly, and let safety be your guide when making travel decisions.

Metro Transit routes: Metro Transit service is operating on snow routes for areas of NE King County. Additional routes may switch to snow routes as conditions change. Learn if your bus route is affected. Sign up for Metro Transit Alerts.

Stay informed: Make sure you’re getting the latest King County information at work and at home in the event of inclement weather:

  • Call the Employee Hotline—206-205-8600 (save it to your phone now!).
  • Check your King County email for information on business operations, delays, and closures. Log on at Some agencies may send additional instructions directly to their staff.
  • Contact your supervisor for instructions.
  • Follow King County on Twitter—@KingCountyWA, @kcmetrobus, @kcroads, and @kcemployees—and LinkedIn.
  • Check your agency website or Intranet (if applicable), and monitor local media channels.
  • Visit the Emergency News page at for regional impacts.

KCInform: Make sure you can be reached in a major emergency. If you haven’t yet registered your personal contact or work cell information in KCInform, please contact anytime or 206-296-3830 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday to request your unique registration link. Watch this short video to learn more or visit our website.

HR Policies: When an agency remains open, but conditions prevent you from reporting to work or from reporting on time, notify your supervisor as soon as possible. You may request leave, subject to approval by your supervisor. If you have no leave accrued, your supervisor may approve leave without pay to cover absences. Sick leave may not be used. Refer to HR Bulletin 2011-0009 County Operations During Emergency Situations and Inclement Weather (Sheriff’s Office employees refer to KCSO Inclement Weather Policy; Superior Court and District Court employees please see check court policies). 

Alternative work arrangements: If telecommuting is an option for your job, make sure you submit a Telecommuting Agreement in advance for approval. KCIT has created a telework resources site that answers many questions.

Resources for travelers

Visit the Eye on Your Metro Commute (blog during peak weekday commutes).