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Wednesday: Snow-related closures, cancellations in North Kitsap

The first snow of the year finally swept across North Kitsap late Sunday, catching some motorists off guard. The first rescue call came on State Route 104 for a stranded motorist, followed by four more cars further up the road on Ritter Lane.  - Brad Camp / Olympic Photo Group
The first snow of the year finally swept across North Kitsap late Sunday, catching some motorists off guard. The first rescue call came on State Route 104 for a stranded motorist, followed by four more cars further up the road on Ritter Lane.
— image credit: Brad Camp / Olympic Photo Group

POULSBO — Businesses were holding on this morning as snow blanketed the area, government offices and schools closed and other public services were delayed.

At 7 a.m., Kingston and Poulsbo Albertson's, Poulsbo Central Market and Poulsbo Red Apple Market were open. Ah, and you could still get that morning jolt of coffee. In Downtown Poulsbo, Hot Shots Java's usual morning crowds were slowed by the weather. But LeAnne Musgrove stood at the ready as customers trickled in.

"I'm the only one here. So be patient," she said.

This is a list of snow-related closures in North Kitsap. The list will be updated through the day.

CANCELLATIONS

— As of 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, PSNS & IMF Bangor and Bremerton sites have curtailed operations for non-essential day, swing and grave shift personnel. Worker/driver buses will NOT operate. The start of Annapolis/Bremerton foot ferry service will be delayed until 8 a.m., at which time the boat will operate a normal set of morning runs. Port Orchard/Bremerton foot ferry service is operating normally.

— All North Kitsap School District schools are canceled for Wednesday. All meetings, field trips, after-school activities, and practices are canceled. District facilities, including the North Kitsap Community Pool, are also closed.

— All Kitsap Regional Library branches are closed and the Olalla Bookmobile run is canceled Wednesday.

— The Poulsbo City Council meeting is cancelled. According to a notice emailed by City Clerk Jill Boltz, the meeting is cancelled "due to lack of agenda items."

Port Gamble S'Klallam government offices and operations are closed. Call the emergency information phone line, (360) 297-6248 to check on office closures or other emergencies.

Suquamish government offices are closed.

— The Kitsap County Courthouse and all county offices are closed Wednesday. Information regarding operating hours on Thursday will be available on the Inclement Weather Line, (360) 337-5775, by 6 a.m. Thursday. All garbage and recycling facilities in Kitsap County are closed.

DELAYS

Kitsap Transit is operating on limited route service Wednesday.

STREET CLOSURES

— Beachwood Avenue NE between Indianola and Wavecrest is closed due to snow and ice.

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Other sites we recommend:

North Kitsap School District website for school closures and delays.

The latest weather advisories, warnings and watches are available on the National Weather Service website.

Kitsap County inclement weather information is available on the Emergency Management Department website.

State Transportation Department cameras show real-time conditions of roads leading to the Kingston ferry terminal.

See weather conditions for the Poulsbo Village area on the Central Market weather camera.

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