Kitsap County tries to deal with snow, inclement weather

Snow and inclement weather is causing havoc in Kitsap County Feb. 15.


Bainbridge Island School District is two hours late.

North Kitsap School District is closed. No out-of-district transportation. After-school activities will be communicated by schools by noon.

South Kitsap School District is closed. After-school activities are canceled.

Bremerton School District is closed.

Central Kitsap School District is closed. No out-of-district transportation. No afternoon or evening activities.

Olympic College in Bremerton and Poulsbo are closed.


Road closures

North Kitsap: NE Beachwood Avenue between Indianola and Orca; E Lincoln at the intersection with Port Gamble Road

South Kitsap: Bandix Road SE near SE Burley Olalla Road; SE Burley Olalla Road at the intersection with Olalla Valley; Olalla Valley Road SE at the intersection with Forseman Road SE; Phillips Road SE between Salmonberry and Sedgewick; S Cremae Road at the intersection with Phillips Road

Use alternate routes and exercise caution. Crews will reopen the roads once it is safe to do so.

Call Inclement Weather phone line at 360-337-5775 for updates, delays or closure information.



There is a two-hour delay for the Silverdale Recycling and Garbage Facility and the Hansville Recycling and Garbage Facility.

Olympic View Transfer Station and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility are scheduled to open on their normal schedule.

The Olalla Recycling and Garbage Facility is closed on Thursdays.

Call solid waste at 360-674-7065 to check the latest information.

During inclement weather, your waste collection services may be on a delay.

Here’s how to stay informed: visit the WM Service Alert page for your region (Kitsap County, Bremerton or Port Orchard); Bainbridge Disposal and city of Poulsbo customers can check their haulers’ websites.

Kitsap County doesn’t oversee collection services, so contact your hauler directly.


Kitsap County offices

The Kitsap County Courthouse and all county offices are on a two-hour delay Thursday.

Superior Court calendar times that start at 9 a.m. will now start at 10:15 a.m. For other Superior Court questions, call 360-337-7140 or email

For District Court email


Kitsap Transit

Due to snow and winter weather conditions, Kitsap Transit is starting all routes on Emergency Service Feb. 15.

South Kitsap, Central Kitsap, North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island:

  • Kitsap Transit is activating its Emergency Service Plan. Regular routed bus routes will not operate; buses will operate loops and will not follow a regular schedule.
  • ACCESS service will operate within 3/4 of a mile of our Central and South Kitsap Emergency Service for life-sustaining trips only. Travel to outlying areas may be limited. Contact ACCESS at 1-800-422-2877 if you need to check the status of your trip.
  • All Dial-a-Ride services are canceled.
  • KT Fast Ferries and Local Foot Ferries will operate normal schedules unless high winds or unsafe conditions at a dock force us to cancel sailings.
  • Check your individual route schedule online for specific Snow Route details.

Visit the Snow and Extreme Weather webpage to check the status of your bus or ferry service and to access snow route maps. Given poor road conditions, buses may run behind schedule. Download the real-time tracking apps to see the location of your ride. If KT makes changes to service, they will occur at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

KT encourages riders to take precautions: If your stop is on a hill, walk to a stop on flat ground. Give yourself plenty of time to get to the bus stop. Your bus stop may be late during inclement weather, so dress warmly and be patient. The floor of the bus or ferry may be slippery. Use caution

Online extra

How icy is it? Kitsap County deputy Rob Corn slipped on the ice early Feb. 15, while trying to help a stranded motorist. Click here for the video.