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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Wind, rain, snow: resources for winter weather preparedness in North Bend

Winter Weather preparedness

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), North Bend and nearby communities are likely to experience a variety of winter weather the week of January 8. Pinpointing the severity of these events well ahead of time is challenging. While the forecast can – and often does – change, below are several tools and resources so that you can be prepared and stay informed.   

  • Get localized forecasts and weather advisories: Visit
  • Review the 2024 Snowplow Route Map: To understand the order in which city streets are plowed, be sure to review the Snowplow Route Map. Priority 1, 2, and 3 routes and priority access point locations are noted.
  • Check out the Snowplowing and Street Treatment FAQ: This handy webpage covers a wide array of popular questions residents have when it comes to plowing specifics, the use of de-icer and salt, and more.
  • Check out the Snow Removal Policy: Here, you can learn about code requirements, businessowner/homeowner responsibilities, and more.
  • Email the City with questions during winter weather events: If you have a non-emergency question about winter weather – be it snowplowing, sandbag access, or debris collection, please email
  • Call the City during a stormwater emergency: During regular office hours, call the North Bend Public Works Department, at (425) 888-0486. In the event of an after-hours stormwater emergency, call (425) 736-7697.
  • Access sandbags in the event of localized, residential flooding: The City collaborates with King County’s Flood Control District, and as a member, it serves as a Sandbag Center year-round. For residents concerned about localized street flooding impacting their homes and businesses, the Public Works Department has sand and sandbags available during regular business hours, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays from 8 to 12 p.m. Please enter through City Hall, located at 920 SE Cedar Falls Way. You may enter the Public Works parking lot, where you will find sand in a covered area, bags, and a shovel.
  • Stay up to date on local public transportation routes If public transportation is part of your daily commute, sign up for Snoqualmie Valley Transportation rider alerts. 
  • Sign up for King County ALERT: Stay on top of weather alerts by signing up for ALERT King County, a public information and emergency notification system that reaches citizens wherever they are and on any device. Receive important information about significant local events such as flooding or other emergency situations via telephone, text, or email.
  • Sign up for Emergency Alerts via Notify MeNotify Me is a local City opt-in service that allows you to subscribe to a range of topics so that you can pick and choose subjects that you care about most, such as emergency alerts. 

Thank you for your effort to stay informed and be prepared for winter weather as we all work together to navigate the wide variety of weather conditions that are unique to our mountain town.

Winter Weather preparedness

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