Severe Weather Update
Posted on 01/01/2022
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During an emergency, information will be posted to this page as soon as possible. For life threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1 right away. If 9-1-1 is not working, call the non-emergency number at 425-235-2121 and provide your location information.

Last Update: Jan. 3, 2022, 9:30 a.m.

Republic Services of South King County will be running on a regular schedule on Monday, Jan. 3.

Due to some remaining hazardous road conditions and their commitment to public safety and driver safety, trucks may be delayed in some areas.

For customers within Renton city limits, who had pickup suspended from Dec. 27-31, 2021, due to inclement weather, Republic Services will collect double your regular material at no charge on your next scheduled service collection day. Unlimited organics will be collected on your next scheduled collection day.

Visit republicservices.com/renton for updates.

 


 Jan. 1, 2022, 8:30 a.m.

Good morning and Happy New Year from our Street Maintenance division!

Overnight crews worked in the neighborhoods, sanding/salting compact snow and ice. The primary and secondary roads are in excellent condition.

Our day crews will spend New Year's Day on patrol, sanding, or salting as needed.

Severe Weather Shelter

Severe Weather Shelter: open 24 hours through Jan. 2.

Collections

Transit

Metro Transit: Buses on emergency snow routes

 


Dec. 31, 11:30 a.m.

Most mains and secondaries are in very good condition with minimal snowpack limited to turn pockets and medians.

Our crew worked overnight in the neighborhoods. However, the plow trucks cannot remove compact snow in some neighborhoods. Therefore, they will spread salt and sand to thaw and provide traction.

Today, we will spread sand and salt in Benson annex, Cascade, Rolling Hills, Tiffany Park, North and South Renton, and NE Renton neighborhoods. Tonight, there will be a second application.

Since 5 p.m. on Christmas Day, we have used:

  • 500 tons of salt

  • 600 tons of salt/sand 50/50 mix

  • 11,200 gallons of liquid deicer

Severe Weather Shelter

Severe Weather Shelter: open 24 hours through Jan. 2.

Collections

The weather will prevent Republic Services from their routes today. Our Solid Waste Division is working with them to provide an alternative collection method. That information will be posted as soon as it is finalized.

Events

Polar Bear Plunge (Jan. 1) is canceled

Transit

Metro Transit: Buses on emergency snow routes


Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m.

Street Maintenance

Our street maintenance crews have made significant progress, clearing all main and secondary roads. That has allowed them to move into neighborhoods since early afternoon.

For the most part, roads are bare and wet. However, some neighborhoods have flat areas that still have compact snow and ice.

Unless new snow forces them back on our primary routes, the plows will continue to work their neighborhoods.

Severe Weather Shelter

Our Severe Weather Shelter is located at Highlands Neighborhood Center (800 Edmonds Ave NE) and is open 24-hours.


Dec. 30, 2021; 6:30 a.m.

Street Maintenance

This new round of snow pulled the night crew from neighborhoods back to plow arterials and secondary roads last night around 10.

The day shift will likely be on these routes all day and into the night.

Once comfortable these roads are passable, they will return to the neighborhoods. At this time, that looks to be Friday.

Collections

The weather will prevent Republic Services from their routes today. Our Solid Waste Division is working with them to provide an alternative collection method. That information will be posted as soon as it is finalized.

Severe Weather Shelter

Severe Weather Shelter: open 24 hours through Jan. 2.

Closures

Renton Community Center is closed for the rest of this week

Renton Senior Activity Center is closed for the rest of the week

City Hall: closed; no in-person services. Online is available.

Events

Polar Bear Plunge (Jan. 1) is canceled

Transit

Metro Transit: Buses on emergency snow routes


Dec. 29, 8 a.m.

Severe Weather Shelter: open 24 hours through Jan. 2.

Renton Community Center is closed for the rest of this week (Wed-Sat.) However, it is open for today's (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) blood drive.

Renton Senior Activity Center: closed. It will open for the Meals on Wheels Program, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

City Hall: closed; no in-person services. Online is available.

Polar Bear Plunge (Jan. 1): canceled.

BloodworksNW Blood Drive at RCC (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) is still on. There are spots available.

Republic Services: no collections. Status update.

Metro Transit: Buses on emergency snow routes


Dec. 28, 2021, 7 a.m.

  • Renton Community Center and Renton Senior Activity Center are closed

  • City Hall is closed; no in-person services

  • Severe Weather Shelter is open 24 hours through Jan. 2

  • The BloodworksNW Blood Drive today at RCC has been cancelled. Right now, tomorrow's drive (10 am-5 pm) is still on. There are spots available.
  • Streets Maintenance is applying liquid deicer and salt in these neighborhoods with steep hills.

NE/N Renton:
Upper and lower Kennydale
Windsor Hills off of Sunset Blvd NE
Monterey off of NE 3rd St
Presidents Park feeder streets
Honey Creek

NW/SW Renton:
Langston Hill (south of Renton Ave ext)
West Hill (north of Renton Ave ext)

South Renton:
Renton Hill
Talbot Hill
Victoria Park
Victoria Hills

SE Renton:
Rolling Hills north & south
Tiffany Park
Cascade

Dec. 22, 2021; updated: 12/27/21

Renton's Severe Weather Shelter is now open 24 hours

Located at the Highlands Neighborhood Center (800 Edmonds Avenue NE), the shelter will open Dec. 27, at 8 p.m. and remain open until 7 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022.

Shelter information is available by calling 2-1-1 (Crisis Connections)

The shelter's capacity is 22-25 people. It has separate sleeping spaces for single women, single men, couples, and homeless families with children living on the streets. Snacks, food, and warm beverages are provided.

REACH staff operates this is a mat on floor shelter. All must register at the door.

The shelter will follow COVID guidelines to help ensure the health and safety of clients and staff.

Shelter Information

Highland Neighborhood Center
800 Edmonds Ave NE

Dec. 27, 2021 (8 p.m.) through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 (7 a.m.)

  • Open 24 hours

  • Maximum Capacity of 22-25 (due to safety protocols)

  • Drop-ins welcome

  • Safe and confidential

  • Separate areas for men, women, and families

  • Snacks/food/warm beverage provided

  • No pets allowed 

Renton Emergency Management

King County Resources

Services Update – Monday, Dec. 27

City of Renton

  • No in-person services available at city hall. Our lobby is closed.
  • All park bathrooms are closed
  • Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is open
  • Renton Community Center is closed
  • Senior Senior Activity Center is closed

Republic Services

  • Garbage, Recycle, and Organics collections have been suspended due to hazardous road conditions and Republic Services commitment to public safety.

  • Republic Services will notify Renton customers when their next collection will occur, weather permitting. Organics collections will be made on your next regularly scheduled collection.

  • For regular service updates check republicservices.com/renton.

Dec. 26, 2021, 2 p.m.
Street Maintenance

  • The snow is light currently, with most streets having compact snow.

  • Our plows continue to work on main arterials and secondary streets. Salt and deicer have been applied on the steeper hills to create bare and wet spots. Plows have not been able to branch off onto any neighborhood streets.

  • Overall city-wide conditions are slippery. So if you must drive, please be careful and treat our plows as you would emergency vehicles.

 

Renton Severe Weather Shelter opens Dec. 26

The City of Renton is activating the Severe Weather Shelter at the Highlands Community Center (800 Edmonds Avenue NE) beginning Sunday night, Dec. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022.

  • 8 p.m. - Check in and registration (each day)

  • 7 a.m. - Shelter closes, all must vacate (each day)

  • Shelter information: Call 2-1-1 (Crisis Connections)

All are welcome. The severe weather shelter is available for single women and men, couples, and homeless families with children who are living on the streets or in vehicles.

Separate sleeping spaces have been prepared for men, women, and for families with children.

The shelter is an emergency, mat on floor shelter operated by REACH staff. All must register at the door. As with all shelters, rules for health and safety of clients and staff will apply and COVID guidelines will be followed. 

Facility Updates

Renton Community Center and Renton Senior Activity Center will be closed on Monday, Dec. 27.

The two facilities will reopen once it is safe for our staff and patrons to return.

Accounts will receive credits for canceled activities, which will be available for your next reservation/activity.

King County Resources

The following information is provided by the city Emergency Management division.

Emergency Instructions

Drive safely, please, and watch your step! Accidents of all kinds are more likely to happen in this kind of weather. Check on others who might need help.

If your power is out, dress in layers and stay dry to stay warm. For food safety, avoid opening your refrigerator door unless absolutely necessary. Additional information on getting through a power outage is available from Puget Sound Energy and Seattle City Light.

For life threatening emergencies call 9-1-1 right away. If 9-1-1 is not working, call the non-emergency number at 425-235-2121 and provide your location information.

To get the most current emergency instructions for your area, sign up for ALERT Renton.

Utilities

Water

  • No reports of disruption to water services have been posted.

  • For water emergencies, contact the Public Works Water Division at 425-430-7400 or [email protected].

Sewer

Electricity, Gas, and Power

Garbage and Debris Removal

  • Service interruptions to regular garbage service are posted by Republic Services. Missed garbage collections will be made up on the following Saturday.

Roads

  • To report roads blocked by fallen trees or abandoned cars, call the Renton Police non-emergency number at 425-235-2121.

  • Planned road closures are posted on the Impact Traffic Report page.

  • See Renton snow routes for plowing and sanding information. Plowing is complete on primary roads, and crews are wrapping up on plowing secondary roads. Some roads cannot be plowed because cars are in the way.

Shelters

  • The Severe Weather Shelter at 300 Rainier Avenue N, Renton, WA 98057 is now closed.  

Weather

  • For current weather alerts and information in Renton see the National Weather Service seven day forecast.

Bus Services

  • Disruptions to regular bus and transportation services are posted by King County Metro.

Human Services

  • Some Renton residents may find their basic needs unmet as a result of an emergency. If temporary help is available, information will be posted here.

  • For more information visit the Human Services page.

City Facilities

  • No disruptions to city facilities or buildings have been posted.

Recreation Programs

  • For current recreation program information call the City of Renton inclement weather line at 425-430-6719. The inclement weather line is updated at 4 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m. on Saturdays, and 12 p.m. on Sundays.

Other Closures

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About City of Renton

The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 106,500 (2021), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted nationally recognized companies that wish to provide employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, the Seattle Seahawks, and the eternal resting place of Jimi Hendrix. More information can be found on our website, news releases, or Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor pages.

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