Severe Weather Update
Posted on 01/01/2020
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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.

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.

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

  • For water emergencies, contact the Public Works Water Division at 425-430-7400 or


Electricity, Gas, and Power

Garbage and Debris Removal

  • Service interruptions to regular garbage service are posted by Republic Services. Republic has advised that missed garbage collections will be made up on Saturday, February 16.


  • 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.


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


  • 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

  • None posted.

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About the City of Renton

The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 104,100 (2018), 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 the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing 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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