Message from Mayor Dave Earling on weather conditions

Info on cold-weather shelters
Feb 08, 2019

From Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling on Friday, Feb. 8:

As of 1:15 p.m., we are closing City Hall and other City administrative offices, dismissing all but essential personnel for the rest of the day. The snow has begun to fall in Edmonds, and we would like to ensure that City staff are able to get home while the streets are still passable.

Current predictions call for up to 4 inches of snow by midnight, with another up to 4 inches possible overnight and into the morning. The snowfall will be followed by strong winds, gusting up to 40 mph Saturday

That being said, Police and Public Works staff will be operating in full snowfall-response mode as of now and through the weekend, as necessary.

Public Works is fully staffed and equipped. Personnel have been and will continue to apply sand and salt on city streets, starting with principal arterials.

Please be aware that some especially steep neighborhood side streets may not be able to be treated.

Where resources allow, we will attempt to barricade such streets as "closed," but there may not be sufficient resources to barricade every steep street segment in the city.

In such cases, please use good judgment in traversing these streets. Consider parking at the bottom of slopes, using chains or studded tires, or refraining from driving.

Police Department is also fully staffed, patrol cars are equipped with traction devices, and Police personnel will be particularly vigilant of emergency needs or issues during the snowstorm throughout the city.

Residents are asked to call 911 in case of any accidents or other emergencies, but are requested to use the nonemergency number for other issues: 425-407-3999.

Snohomish PUD will be fully prepared for the snow and wind's potential damage. If you experience a power outage, please let PUD know by calling 425-783-1001 or visiting

For those people who require shelter, the shelter serving Edmonds and Lynnwood will be available during the duration of this cold weather period at Maple Park Church, located at 17620 60th Ave. West in Lynnwood.

Hours of operation are 7 p.m. to 7:30am, with both dinner and breakfast being offered. Transportation to/from the shelter is being provided from the following three locations:

  • Lynnwood City Hall at 7 p.m.
  • 196th/Hwy 99 at 7:05 p.m.
  • Value Village at 172nd/Hwy 99 at 7:25 p.m.

Police personnel who encounter individuals in need of shelter will ensure transportation either to these pick-up locations or to the shelter itself.

Please inform Police personnel if you encounter individuals in need of shelter, using the nonemergency number: 425-407-3999.

We all know that a snowstorm can also be a source of wintertime fun, especially for the kids. Enjoy the snow, but please be mindful that sledding on city streets is neither safe nor permissible.

Many other opportunities exist for sledding, such as city parks, school yards, etc.

Please enjoy the snow safely.

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