Snowy Bellevue

Tuesday, Dec. 28

Flurries remain possible through Tuesday afternoon and evening, with potential for more than a dusting in the hills. The forecast calls for temperatures to stay below freezing Tuesday and Wednesday. Bellevue could see more snow (1 to 3 inches) early Thursday morning.

The Transportation Department is monitoring city streets, with crews on call 24-7 to plow and de-ice streets.

Republic Services suspended its routes Tuesday due to hazardous road conditions. Updates and details about collection services is available on the company website

Parks facilities, including Highland Community Center, the Indoor Skate Park, the Bellevue Botanical Garden and the Northwest Arts Center, will be closed Wednesday. Crossroads Community Center and North Bellevue Community Center will only be open as warming centers. The status of all parks facilities is available at Parks & Community Services.

Monday, Dec. 27

Bellevue’s early morning temperature, according to the National Weather Service, is 16 degrees. Bellevue street crews continue to plow and de-ice roads per its snow priorities routes system (see map). Priority is given to primary roads (noted as red on the map). Other updates:

  • Parks and Community Services facilities closures for Monday. Updates posted to Parks & Community Services.  
    • All programming at community recreation facilities has been cancelled.
    • All community centers are closed, except for the North Bellevue Community Center which is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for those seeking a place to keep warm. 
    • Bellevue Golf Course, driving range, and pro shop are closed.
  • Northeast Second Street between 110th and 112th avenues is closed until further notice due to hazardous road conditions.
  • Republic Services: No collection services Monday due to hazardous road conditions. Updates posted to Please contact 425-452-4762 with any questions. Republic will collect double regular material at no charge on customers’ next regular service collection day.
  • King County Metro is on snow route. Metro’s Emergency Snow Network (ESN) will be effective at 4 a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, until further notice. Metro will reassess daily whether snow clearing efforts have adequately improved road conditions and determine if there is sufficient staffing and buses to restore service and operate the broader all-day transit network. (Metro Alerts page)
  • Sound Transit “ST Express” bus routes are operating on designated snow routes until further notice. Road conditions may change at any time causing reroutes or stop closures with little to no notice. (Sound Transit Alerts page.)

Sunday Dec. 26 update

Snow, ice and freezing temperatures have hit the region and are expected to continue well into next week. Bellevue street crews are currently working hard to clear roads, but additional snow is expected to fall throughout the day. As per the city’s snow response plan, plows are focusing efforts on primary arterial routes and neighborhood loops until passable. Crews will then start secondary arterials and eventually move into all streets.

Residents and visitors are advised to delay trips, if possible. But if you do have to drive, please use caution.    

Original Dec. 22 post 

Cold temperatures and the possibility of snow are in the forecast for our area. According to the National Weather Service’s Seattle office, Bellevue temperatures are expected to drop Friday night, with up to four inches of snow possible through the Christmas weekend. City transportation crews are monitoring the changing forecast and preparing to sand, de-ice or clear roadways of snow as needed.

With highs to barely rise above freezing Saturday and Sunday and a likelihood of at least some snow in most lowland areas, please keep in mind the below safety tips (also available in 繁體中文, 한국어, Русский, español and tiếng Việt.)

  • To report a power outage, please call Puget Sound Energy at 1-888-225-5773 or report it online
  • Clear sidewalks of snow: While city crews plow and sand streets, we ask that property owners clear the sidewalks next to or in front of their home or business. 
  • When driving, if the power is out and traffic signals are not working, treat the intersection as an all-way stop. Report road hazards in Bellevue by calling 425-452-7840 or emailing O&[email protected]. Service requests will be logged and prioritized.
  • To prevent frozen and broken pipes, wrap outside pipes with insulation (available at hardware stores) and let cold water drip from faucets. If you have a broken pipe, call 425-452-7840. 
  • Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning: If your electricity is out, only use a generator outside. Charcoal or gas grills should also only be used outside.
  • Garbage pickup may be affected: Republic Services will publish service updates at  

Also visit our Shelters page for shelter availability during severe or extremely cold weather and our Snow and Ice page to find Bellevue’s Winterize Guide in multiple languages. For the latest news about winter storms and the city’s response, please check the city’s Twitter page

Source: City News