Winter Snow Storm Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch through Friday evening, with heavy snow possible in the Puget Sound region including Tacoma, Fife and Pierce County.

Things to know:

– Tribal Administration will announce any decisions of a two-hour late start or closure by 7 a.m. Early dismissals will be announced as soon as they are decided.

– Communicate with your supervisor if the inclement weather prevents you from reporting to work in-person or teleworking . They will let you know if you are eligible for Paid Administrative Leave.

– Departments providing 24/7 services such as Elders and Police will continue operating through any shutdowns.

– Call the Inclement Weather Hotline: (253) 680-5700

– Watch for announcements on

Things to remember:

– Check the weather before traveling,

– Turn off outdoor water sources, like garden hoses, to prevent bursting pipes.

– Stock up on groceries and supplies – it may take time for stores to re-stock.

–  Carry chains or other traction devices and be prepared to put them on. Make sure windows are clear and the snow is removed from the entire car.

– For school closures and delays, call their inclement weather hotline and check their website.

– Road closures and snow plow routes can be found online,