Power outages reported across South Snohomish County

Due to weather conditions, neighborhoods across South Snohomish County experienced power outages Friday night As of 6:30 p.m., 7,500 outages were reported across Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, said Snohomish County PUD spokesperson Aaron Swaney. Though winds are likely the source of the reported outages, crews are responding to affected areas around the county to…

With heavy snowfall predicted, Snohomish PUD ready to respond to outages

The National Weather Service is calling for heavy snowfall over the next two days and strong easterly winds on Wednesday, increasing the likelihood of tree damage and power outages throughout Snohomish County. And Snohomish County PUD says it’s prepared. The PUD said is has crews and supplies prepared for restoration efforts and will be responding…

Tuesday snow update: Trash pickup info, school calendar changes, priority plowing routes

Mountlake Terrace continues to be affected by snow and ice, with more delays and cancellations across the city Tuesday. Mountlake Terrace City Hall offices were open and operating regular business hours. The Recreation Pavilion opened two hours late for drop-in programs due to the Edmonds School District closure. The Pavilion was scheduled to close at…

Edmonds School District schools, Edmonds CC closed Tuesday due to unsafe conditions

As overnight freezing temperatures led to icy roadways, and both the Edmonds School District and Edmonds Community College have canceled all classes and activities for Tuesday, Jan. 14. The Tuesday night Edmonds School District Board of Directors meeting was also canceled. It marks the second straight day of no classes for the Edmonds School District….

Mountlake Terrace commercial garbage Monday service postponed to Tuesday

If you are a Mountlake Terrace commercial customer with garbage pickup scheduled for Monday, Jan. 13, Waste Management has canceled collections due to snow and hazardous weather conditions. There is no current impact to residential customers Monday, since Waste Management services Mountlake Terrace residents on Wednesdays. All commercial/drop box routes will be running one day behind…

Sound Transit offers public transit tips in case of inclement weather

With the National Weather Service forecasting snow, ice and wind in the Puget Sound region over the next several days, it may impact regional transportation. Sound Transit is offering a few tips to help you prepare for your commute during what could be challenging conditions. The agency advises that you sign up for text or…

City of MLT preparing for winter storms

Ice and snow are in the forecast with a front expected to arrive on the weekend, continuing into next week with temperatures in the 20s. The City of Mountlake Terrace is prepared for freezing temperatures and snow and asks the community to prepare as well. “The city’s public works crews cannot eliminate all of the…

WSDOT: Travelers advised to monitor state pass conditions

With winter weather already in Washington state’s passes and more snow possible throughout the week, travelers should be prepared for winter conditions and stay up to date on conditions while making travel plans. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) offers the following travel tools to help you know before you go. As of 5:15…

What was that one clap wonder Friday night?

Were you in the area about 10 minutes after 5 p.m. Friday evening? If so, you probably didn’t miss that very loud, ground-shaking thunderclap we had. According to the following post from Carl Dinse, Weather Watcher from Shoreline Area News, mother nature is making up for two weeks of uneventful weather: A strong Puget Sound Convergence…

As lightning strikes, here’s where to report a power outage

As a dramatic thunder and lightning storm — coupled with heavy rain — struck Puget Sound Saturday night, the National Weather Service told our online news partner The Seattle Times that the area saw about 200 lightning strikes over a one-hour period, and also caused some power outages. Community members are encouraged to report power…

Record-breaking heat expected this week

Very warm temperatures are coming to the Puget Sound region by mid-week. Wednesday is expected to be the hottest day — in the mid- to high 80s — according to a report from AccuWeather. Places like Olympia and further south are predicted to see 90 degrees, National Weather Service meteorologist Kirby Cook told our online…

Weather service: Record-setting temperatures expected later this week

Expect hotter-than-normal temperatures in our area later this seek, the National Weather Service in Seattle says. The weather service is predicting that it will be 20 degrees warmer than normal for early May, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported. The hot spell is expected to peak at 82 degrees on Friday, weather service…

Blocked storm drains may cause flooding in MLT — here’s how you can help

After a period of unusually cold weather and heavy snow in February, there is a new risk to consider. As we warm up over the next few days, melting snow, sand and leaves may clog storm drains. Clogged drains can quickly cause residential flooding and lead to unsafe driving conditions. How can this be avoided?…

Not all heroes wear capes — some just have a snow shovel

As the winter storms brought significant snow to the Puget Sound region, some were more prepared than others. Thankfully, many who were ready for the weather were also able to help those in need. We want to hear the stories of those unsung heroes who helped their friends, neighbors or strangers get through the storm…

Closures, power outages in MLT after more snow

A snow-related outage knocked out power to roughly 1,400 customers, including the Town Center area, for a few hours early Monday night after a tree branch hit a power line. Power was out at the Mountlake Terrace Freeway transit station, and Sound Transit said it set up temporary lights in response. As more snow fell…

Waste Management: No trash or recycling collection Monday, Feb. 11

Waste Management, which provides garbage and recycling collection for Mountlake Terrace residents and businesses, said on its website that due to snow and ice condition, there will be no trash or recycling pickup Monday, Feb. 11. Monday customers already missed service a week ago — Feb. 4 — due to snow. The company said it…

Tips for feeding birds in cold weather

A reader asked us to share information about maintaining bird feeders — and especially hummingbird feeders — in cold weather. We posed the questions to our experts, and received this column from Candy Brown, a member of the Pilchuck Audubon Society. Songbirds Provide plenty of dry, nutritious seed. I only feed black oil sunflower seed…

Edmonds Community College announces Monday closure

Edmonds Community College said that “due to continued inclement weather and unsafe driving conditions,” it would be closed Monday, Feb. 11. All classes (including evening and online classes) and activities are canceled.

Emergency cold weather shelter open Sunday-Tuesday, Feb. 10-12

The South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open Sunday-Tuesday, Feb. 10-12. The shelter opens at 7:15 p.m. at Maple Park Church (60th Avenue West and 176th Street Southwest). Dinner, a warm mat and blanket, and breakfast are provided. Those needing transportation should meet at Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W., where pickup is…

Cold-weather tips for your pet

As temperatures fall (and so does snow) it is important to remember to keep animal companions safe from the cold. The Lynnwood-based PAWS recommends the following, shared from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA): Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, cats can freeze, become lost or stolen or become injured or killed. Outdoor cats…

Waste Management says it has resumed trash pickup in MLT

Updated at 5:30 p.m. with additional details. Waste Management, which provides garbage and recycling collection for Mountlake Terrace residents, said on its website it has resumed trash pickup after being sidelined by snow and ice on the roads earlier this week. According to a message on the company’s website, Waste Management resumed service in Mountlake…

Frozen pipes, icy roads as winter cold snap continues

Updated at 10 p.m. Tuesday with additional information. The Tuesday sunshine began to melt the snow that blanketed Mountlake Terrace Monday, but city officials say residents should still be wary of ice on the ground. And more ice is likely Wednesday after an expected overnight freeze. The Edmonds School District closed all schools Tuesday and…

Edmonds School District, Edmonds CC closed Monday due to snow

Due to snow-related weather conditions, both Edmonds School District schools and Edmonds Community College announced they will be closed Monday, Feb. 4. The school district said that all schools and programs would be closed. Edmonds Community College said it. has canceled all classes, including evening and online classes, and activities. All updates are posted on edcc.edu/alert. Community…

As snow falls, bus commuters advised to be prepared for Monday service delays

South Snohomish County got a dusting of snow Sunday afternoon, and the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory through Monday morning. Community Transit advised bus riders to be prepared for possible service delays Monday due to snow and icy road conditions. The transit agency also advises riders to: Visit www.communitytransit.org and check out the Snow Service…

It’s going to be warm this weekend, weather service says

Even if winter is not officially over, it’s sure going to feel like it this weekend, our online news partner The Seattle Times reports. The forecast includes dry weather, sun and highs that are expected to reach into the 60s in some areas of the Puget Sound region and the upper 50s in others. “If…