SNOW CLOSURES: Public offices, businesses closed or limited on Thursday due to weather

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Given the heavy dose of snowfall that poured onto the Mid-Columbia region, public offices and local businesses across the Tri-Cities, Yakima, and beyond are shutting their doors or opening on limited schedules for Thursday, January 6.

Please be advised that this is a rolling list that is being updated periodically as more announcements and information are gathered by the KAPP KVEW News Staff.

PUBLIC SERVICES & OFFICES:

  • Kittitas County: All County offices and facilities are closed.
  • Tri-Cities Food Bank: Closed.
  • Ephrata City Hall: Closed due to weather.
  • Harman Senior Center: Closed due to weather.
  • Umatilla and Morrow Counties: State offices are closed.
  • Mid Columbia Libraries: All branches are closed due to snowy conditions on Thursday.

REPORT: WSP responds to 50 crashes in the Tri-Cities during winter snowstorm + 36 more in Yakima County

ROAD CONDITIONS: Latest storm impacts from Snoqualmie Pass to the Tri-Cities

HEALTH:

  • Yakima Health District: COVID-19 testing sites (State Fair Park and Sunnyside Community Center), mobile vaccine clinics, and YHD Offices are closed on Thurs.
  • Benton-Franklin Health District: Offices in Kennewick and Pasco are closed.
  • Lourdes Health: Outpatient clinics and urgent care offices close early at 4:00 p.m. (Hospitals operate as scheduled)

SCHOOL CLOSURES AND DELAYS:

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  • Central Washington University: Campus is closed and classes are canceled.
  • Columbia Basin College: Campus is closed and classes are canceled.
  • Walla Walla Community College: Campus is closed and classes will not be held in person on Thurs.

PRIVATE FACILITIES:

  • PNNL: Richland Campus and the Hanford Site 300 Area closed to nonessential personnel on Thurs.
  • Hanford: Closed to non-essential Hanford employees north of the Wye Barricade and south of the Wye Barricade, including Richland, for day shift on Thursday.

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