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Mercer Island copes with snow and ice

Michael Mulligan, 10, takes flight on his skis as friends, background from left, Marco Faine, Cosmo Neames and Conor Mulligan, watch at Homestead Field on Mercer Island on Thursday afternoon. - Chad Coleman/Reporter Staff
Michael Mulligan, 10, takes flight on his skis as friends, background from left, Marco Faine, Cosmo Neames and Conor Mulligan, watch at Homestead Field on Mercer Island on Thursday afternoon.
— image credit: Chad Coleman/Reporter Staff

After several days of snow and freezing temperatures, Mercer Island residents are coping with ice and freezing rain today.

For the third day Mercer Island schools have been closed, with all extra curricular activities cancelled.

Here's a look at some closures and other important information for Islanders.

  • All Mercer Island School District schools, as well as Northwest Yeshiva High School, French American School and St. Monica School are CLOSED.
  • The Mercer Island Community and Events Center is closed on Thursday, Jan. 19.  All recreation classes and organized activities are cancelled for Jan. 19. To learn more contact the inclement weather information hotline at 275-7894.
  • The Mercer Island Library is closed.
  • Calls to the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club have gotten a busy signal. If you have information on the club being open, or closed, please contact us at mmanagan@mi-reporter.com.
  • As the winter weather continues, the City of Mercer Island is updating and working on streets and it's street closure list. Find a map of current closures here. The city will also be updating it's website.
  • The SJCC will open on Mercer Island at noon on Thursday, Jan. 19. The fitness center, gym and pool will be open for members and guests. Classes, activities, programs, ECS and Kidstown are all closed. To learn more visit their website or call the central number at 232-7115.

 

As more information become available we will update this list. If you know of a business that is closed or event that has been cancelled due to weather, please feel free to let us know by email editor@mi-reporter.com. If you have snow pictures that you would like to share, please contact us at the same email.

Photos by Connor Webster, Kelly Grady and Chad Coleman.

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