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Press Release
For information contact: Andrew Hamilton
City of Kelso City manager
(360) 423.1371 

Severe Weather Event

Kelso, WA – January 15, 2024

In reviewing the current state of our roadways and the forecast for the next 24 hours, out of an abundance of caution, City Hall and the Library will be closed on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024.  In conjunction, the Special and Regular Council meetings will also be canceled.

Essential personal including the Police Department and Public Works Department will be on duty and working.

This call was not made lightly.  The partners we received information from were the Police Department, Public Works Department, Kelso School District, Cowlitz County Department of Emergency management, City of Longview, and the Portland office of the National Weather Service.   The Weather service has us under an ice storm warning until Wednesday at 4:00 a.m.   Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice storm and travel could be difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the commute.   They are advising travel is strongly discouraged.

Thank you for your understanding.  Be safe.