Some Issaquah city facilities remain open amid snowstorm

January 18, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 10 a.m. Jan. 18, 2012

Though the snowstorm prompted officials to close recreation facilities, some city offices remain open to the public Wednesday.

Issaquah City Hall is open for normal hours, although officials scaled back some services. The city permitting center is only open until 4:30 p.m. and the passport center is closed.

Julius Boehm Pool and the Issaquah Community Center closed at 10 a.m. Call the community center at 837-3326 for additional weather updates.

Issaquah Municipal Court briefly opened for normal hours and then closed at 10 a.m. Officials canceled all hearings, and people scheduled to appear in court cannot be penalized for failing to appear.

The scheduled preschool registration for existing preschool families has been rescheduled from Wednesday to Jan. 23. Plans call for numbered tickets to be distributed starting at 7 a.m., and registration to begin at 8 a.m.

In addition, Issaquah School District campuses closed for Wednesday due to the snowstorm.

Allied Waste and Waste Management — garbage haulers for Issaquah and the surrounding area — canceled pickup for Wednesday due to road conditions. If weather conditions prevent safe collection, a double load is collected at no extra cost on the next regular collection day.

King County government also closed many agencies and reduced operations at facilities countywide.

Wanted: snowstorm photos, tales

The snow on the ground prompted some Issaquah-area residents to head outside to play, or at least admire, a winter wonderland.

For upcoming editions, The Issaquah Press seeks photos of wintry scenes and snow-related activities. Email your contact information and photos to Managing Editor Kathleen R. Merrill editor@isspress.com, or contact us on Twitter or Facebook, by 5 p.m. Friday.

Readers can also submit firsthand accounts of how they dealt with snowstorm-related impacts. Did the conditions snarl your commute? Did school cancellations throw plans into disarray? Email your contact information and story to editor@isspress.com, or contact us on Twitter or Facebook, by 5 p.m. Friday.

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