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Cold and snow bring Tuesday school & business closures & delayed openings

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WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Today’s recently accumulated snow and resulting transportation challenges are being cited as Whatcom County area agencies, organizations and business announce they are canceling or delaying opening today, Tuesday, December 20th.

Note: Public schools are already on winter vacation break.

  • Bellingham Technical College – closed (scheduled closure for Dec. 19-26)
  • Whatcom Community College – closed
  • Western Washington University – closed
  • Cornerstone Christian School – closed
  • Ferndale School District – today’s athletic events canceled
  • City of Blaine city hall offices – closed
  • Sanitary Service Company (SSC) – crews will continue making curbside garbage and recycling pickups as scheduled but, according to their website, delays and service disruptions are possible. Click here for more information.
  • Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) – Buses may be delayed or detoured where the roads are icy. Buses will not be stopping at stops marked with a snowflake graphic. Click here for more information. No Zone service or Flex rides.
    • Route 72X will turn around at the Fire Station. No service to Oregon Trail, Peaceful Valley, The Resource Center or the Shamrock Loop.
    • Route 512 Sudden Valley is using Lake Whatcom Boulevard in both directions. No service on Lake Louise Rd.
    • Route 540 is unable to access Lahti and Spring Coulee. Servicing Britton and McLeod roads.
    • Route 1 is bypassing South Hill.
    • Route 27 is bypassing Church Street hill.
  • Whatcom County Public Libraries – closed
  • Bellingham Public Libraries – closed
  • Arne Hanna Aquatic Center – closed
  • Bellingham field office of the WA Department of Corrections – closed
  • PeaceHealth Medical Group Same-Day Care Clinic – closed
  • Lummi Island ferry, Whatcom Chief – running a modified schedule
  • Whatcom County Health Dept. offices – closed while many staff are working remotely and available via email
  • Wild Bird Chalet – closed
  • People’s Bank – all Whatcom branches are closed
  • Samuel’s Furniture – closed / no deliveries
  • Silver Reef Casino Resort – closed

If your business, organization or agency has delayed or canceled opening or events today, Tuesday, December 20th, contact us so it can be added it to the list.

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