Links and Resources

Regardless of what the forecast calls for it’s important to know about the winter weather resources available to you.

On this page you will find links to information to help you get and stay informed.


Wherever you are in the state, you can call 2-1-1 for information about cold weather shelters and warming centers. You can also visit their listing here.


Transportation Links

Click here for snow routes all over Western Washington

Sound Transit

(for ST Express, Sounder Train and Link Rail)

soundtransit.org/Rider-Guide/Winter-weather

Twitter: @SoundTransit

Community Transit rider alerts

commtrans.org/alerts/

Facebook: @communitytransit

Twitter: :@MyCommTrans

Washington State highways and traffic

wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/

call: 511

Twitter: @wsdot_traffic

Twitter: @wsdot_tacoma

Twitter: @wsdot_passes

Washington State Ferries

wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/

call: 511

Twitter: @wsferries

Washington Traffic Info

https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/wa.htm

Washington State Traffic Conditions

http://www.wsp.wa.gov/i-want-to/traffic-conditions/

Utility Links

Puget Sound Energy

pse.com

call: 1-888-225-5773

Facebook: @pugetsoundenergy

Twitter: @PSETalk

Seattle City Light

seattle.gov/light

call: 206-684-7400

Facebook: @SeattleCityLight

Twitter: @SEAcitylight

Tacoma Public Utilities

mytpu.org/tacomapower/outagesafety/

call: 253-502-8600

Facebook: @mytpu

Twitter: @myTPU

Peninsula Light

penlight.org

Facebook: @PenLightCo

Twitter: @PenLightCo

Kitsap Public Utilities

call: 360-779-7656

Cascade Natural Gas

call: 888-522-1130

What if I don’t have a Twitter account?

If you would like to receive updates from agencies, but don’t have or want to create a Twitter account, you can use SMS Follow to get tweets sent to you as text messages:

support.twitter.com/articles/20170004-fast-followingon-sms

Weather Links

Winter weather tips for Western Washington

takewinterbystorm.org

Winter driving information

www.wsdot.com/winter

National Weather Service

weather.gov/ or @NWS

FEMA Weather Alert App

https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app

NOAA Weather

https://www.noaa.gov/weather

For school and business closures, tune in to news radio or TV stations and monitor district twitter feeds:

Preparedness Tips and Resources

NWHRN 2019 Winter Weather Update with resources

Tips for home, school and work

redcross.org/prepare

Personal and family preparedness tips

www.kingcounty.gov/

Preparedness tips from FEMA

ready.gov