Emergency Information - City Closures


City Government Closures

Residential Solid Waste Pickups

  • Jan. 20 - No residential pickups today, Friday. Limited commercial and apartment services.

Seattle Animal Shelter

  • Jan. 20 - The Seattle Animal Shelter opening at noon (normal hours: noon to 6 p.m.

Libraries

  • Jan. 20 - Seattle Public Library: The Central Library and branches open Friday will have a delayed opening of 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20.

Seattle Center

  • Seattle Center - Center House is open today
  • The Seattle Monorail status will be updated this morning.

Neighborhood Service Centers

  • Ballard – open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch (usually open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Lake City – open 9 a.m. to noon
  • University – open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch (usually open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Central – open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch (usually open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Southeast – open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch (usually open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Delridge – open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch (usually open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)


  • Municipal Court hearings scheduled at Delridge are being held as planned.
    Jury Duty is canceled today.
    If you have a Summons, you are waived from coming to court and will not receive a fine if you cannot make it to court.

Parks

  • Jan. 20: The Business Service Center is open.
  • Jan. 20: Special Populations programs are canceled.
  • Jan. 20: Seattle Parks Evening Recreation is canceled.
  • Jan. 20: Lifelong Recreation programs are canceled.
  • Jan. 20: Teen Centers will open as Scheduled.
  • Jan. 20: Small craft centers are closed.
  • Jan. 20: The Amy Yee Tennis center will open at noon; all programs and flights before 12:30pm cancelled.
  • Jan. 20: All golf courses are closed.
  • Jan. 20: All athletic fields are closed until further notice and no lights will be turned on.
  • Pools
    • Jan. 20th Schedule
      • Early Morming Lap Swims and Rentals: Canceled
      • All lessons: Canceled
      • Seattle Public Schools Programs: Canceled
    • Jan. 20: Scheduled Public Swim hours at Pools:
      • Ballard
      • Shallow Water Exercise 11:10-11:55 a.m.
      • Adult/Senior Swim Noon-1:15 p.m.
      • Public/Lap Swim 1:30-2:30 p.m.
      • Lap Swim 5:30-6:30 p.m.
      • Water Exercise 6:30-7 p.m.
      • Public Swim 7:30-8:30 p.m.

        Evans
      • Water Exercise 10-10:55 a.m.
      • Adult/Senior Swim Noon-1:30 p.m.
      • Public/Lap Swim 1:30-2:30 p.m.
      • Lap Swim 5:30-6:30 p.m.

        Madison
      • Water Exercise Noon-12:45 p.m.
      • Adult/Senior Swim Noon-2:30pm
      • Public Swim 1:30-2:30 p.m.
      • Family/Lap Swim 6-7 p.m.
      • Public Swim 7-8 p.m.

        Meadowbrook
      • Adult/Senior Swim Noon-1:30 p.m.
      • Water exercise 1:30-2:15 p.m.
      • Public Swim 4-5 p.m.
      • Lap Swim 5:30-6: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
      • Public Swim 7:30-8:30 p.m.

        Medgar Evers
      • Lap Swim 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
      • Water Exercise Noon-1pm
      • Lap Swim 5:30-6:30 p.m.
      • Public Swim 6:30-8 p.m.

        Queen Anne Pool
      • Water Exercise 11:15-Noon
      • Adult/Senior Swim Noon-1:30 p.m.
      • Public Swim 1:30-3 p.m.
      • Lap Swim 2-3 p.m.
      • Lap Swim 6-7 p.m.
      • Public Swim 7-8 p.m.

        Southwest
      • Adult/Senior Swim Noon-1:30 p.m.
      • Family/Lap Swim 1:30-2:30 p.m.
      • Lap Swim 3-4 p.m.
      • Public Swim 4:30-5:30 p.m.
      • Lap Swim 5:30-7 p.m.
      • Masters Workout 6-7 p.m.
      • Family Swim 7-8 p.m.

Community Centers: Jan 20th

  • Community Center classes and recreation programs are canceled. Community Center classes scheduled before noon are canceled.
  • Ballard Community Center is closed.
  • These centers will open at noon:
    • Bitter Lake
    • Loyal Heights
    • Laurelhurst
    • High Point
    • Jefferson
    • Garfield
    • Rainier
    • Magnuson
    • Montlake
    • International District/Chinatown
  • Ravenna Eckstein will open at 12:30 p.m.
  • These centers will open at 1 p.m.:
    • Northgate
    • Queen Anne
    • Yesler
    • Delridge
    • Rainier
    • Southwest
  • These centers will open at 2 p.m.:
    • Green Lake
    • Hiawatha
    • South Park
  • Magnolia will open at 3 p.m.
  • Van Asselt will open at 3:30 p.m.
  • These centers will open at 4 p.m.:
    • Miller
    • Alki

Cancellations

  • Jan 20: All youth basketball league practices are canceled. All youth basketball games scheduled have been postponed. Please check www.teamsideline.com for updates on Saturday and Sunday games.

Other Closures

  • Jan. 20th - All Seattle Public Schools are closed
  • Jan. 20th - University of Washington is closed and all classes canceled
  • Jan. 20th - Local community colleges are closed and all classes canceled; includes Central, North Seattle, South Seattle, Georgetown and New Holly
  • Local Food Bank Closures:
    • Ballard Food Bank: closed
    • CAMP Food Bank: closed
    • Cherry Street Food Bank: closed
    • Chicken Soup Brigade (LLAA): closed
    • El Centro de la Raza Food Bank: closed
    • FamilyWorks Food Bank: closed
    • Jewish Family Service: closed
    • North Helpline Food Bank: closed
    • Providence Regina House: closed
    • The Food Bank @ St. Mary’s: closed
    • West Seattle Food Bank: closed
    • White Center Food Bank: closed

Open

Day Centers

  • Union Gospel Mission is open with extended hours
  • Millionaire’s Club is open with extended hours
  • Lazarus Day Center, 416 2nd Ave. (Pioneer Square) is open
  • Mary’s Place Day Center (women only), 314 Bell St. (Belltown) is open, 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
  • Compass Housing Alliance Adult Day Center, 2015 3rd Ave. (Belltown) open to 7:00pm

Local Food Banks

  • VOA Greenwood Food Bank, 9041 Greenwood Ave N - open 9:30 am - 4pm
  • University District Food Bank, 1413 NE 50th St - open 10am - 3pm
  • St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, 5972 – 4th Ave S - open 11am - 2pm
  • Phinney Ridge Food Bank, 7500 Greenwood Ave N - open 2pm-3pm and 7pm-8pm
  • Downtown Food Bank, 1531 Western Ave - open 10am - 1pm

Winter Shelters

  • Rainier Room at the Seattle Center (capacity 100) - will be open to serve adult men and women from 8 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. and will remain open over the weekend through to Monday
  • The City Hall shelter (capacity 75) - located at 601 5th Avenue and serves men and women nightly from 7:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
  • Frye Hotel (capacity 25) - serves women only from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m.

City Facilities

  • Seattle Municipal Court is open today.
    Jury Duty is canceled today.
    If you have a Summons, you are waived from coming to court and will not receive a fine if you cannot make it to court.
  • Customer Service Bureau is open today - call (206) 684-2489
  • FAS Payment Counter is open today - Seattle Municipal Tower, Floor 42
    The automated phone system and website will still allow customers to use the Business Licensing system.
  • Seattle City Light payment centers in the Seattle Municipal Tower, North Service Center and South Service Center will be open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 20.

Seattle Emergency Numbers

  • Call 911 for life or property threatening emergencies
  • Power, sewer, water, drainage: (206) 684-3000
  • Blockage below street surface: (206) 386-1800
  • Fallen trees: (206) 386-1218
  • Roadway obstructions: (206) 386-1218
  • Traffic signal problems: (206) 386-1206
  • Landslides: (206) 684-8950
  • Electrical outage hotline: (206) 684-7400
  • Temporary shelter: (866) 427-4747
  • King County Damage Report Hotline: (800) 523-5044

Important Safety News

  • Live Wire Warning
    Keep your distance from a downed line and report it at 684-3000.
  • Darkened Intersections
    Treat all darkened intersections as a four way stop and to be cautious of drivers who may not stop.
  • Apartments without Fire Alarms
    Apartment buildings without power for long periods of time will lose their fire alarm systems. Conduct a fire watch to keep residents safe.
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    Do not use barbecue or other open flame sources in the home. The smoke from an open flame indoors can lead to death or injury from carbon monoxide poisoning.