Inclement Weather

City Response
During snow and ice events, the Operations & Maintenance staff works on a 24-hour schedule, using 12-hour shifts. The City has a Snow and Ice Control Plan that includes priority streets for response. The crews focus first on the main roads then neighborhood streets. We understand that everyone would like their streets plowed, and we ask for your patience. If you have a request for road maintenance during the storm, please send a message through the City's SeeClickFix application or call O&M at 206-842-1212. Your request will be logged and we will respond when resources are available. Please remember that main arterial roads, secondary collector roads, and critical utility services are prioritized before other areas.

Road Closures
During inclement weather, road closures will be posted on the City's website and via Kitsap County's road report here

Power Outages

People should follow updates from Puget Sound Energy regarding the status of power outages. 

Severe Weather Shelters

Kitsap County operates four severe weather shelters during inclement weather. The shelters are located at these locations:

  • Gateway Fellowship 
    18901 8th Ave NE, Poulsbo         
  • Port Orchard United Methodist Church
    725 Kitsap Street, Port Orchard
  •  Silverdale United Methodist Church
    9982 Silverdale Way, Silverdale
  •  Village Green Community Center
    26159 Dulay Rd NE, Kingston

Dial 2-1-1, visit or text KITSAPSWS to 898-211 to get the latest information about severe weather shelters in Kitsap County.

When there is severe weather, we will consider opening a daytime warming center at the BI Senior Center. This facility has a generator, is staffed by trained volunteers, and provides a place to host Islanders who need a place to shelter during the day.  

If you or someone you know are in need of overnight shelter, the City can assist with transport to one of the Kitsap County overnight shelters. Please contact Emergency Management Coordinator Anne LeSage at to arrange.The City has not yet established a facility on Bainbridge Island that can serve as an overnight shelter, although we hope to do so in the course of 2019.  

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