Some city offices closing early today, meetings canceled

CLARK COUNTY — Several municipalities in the Clark County area are closing their city offices earlier than normal today, or have already closed, due to the freezing rain and ice that hasn’t recently started to hit the area early this afternoon. The inclement weather is expected to continue into the late afternoon and early evening hours Tuesday.

Numerous public meetings in the various cities have also been canceled this evening, as well as some school district meetings in the area.

Cities and organizations around the Clark County area have canceled meetings that were scheduled for this evening, and many municipalities are closing city and government offices early or have already closed. Photo by Joanna Yorke
Cities and organizations around the Clark County area have canceled meetings that were scheduled for this evening, and many municipalities are closing city and government offices early or have already closed. Photo by Joanna Yorke

Battle Ground

The city of Battle Ground closed City Hall offices at noon today. Essential personnel remain on duty. The City Council study session and regular meeting that were both scheduled for tonight have both been canceled.

After a period of expected freezing rain, there will be rain and lots of it. With the amount of snow/ice still on streets, community members and businesses must now try to minimize the risk of localized flooding.

Snow or ice blocking storm drains can keep water from flowing into the drainage system and can quickly create areas of standing water. If you can easily and safely keep the storm drains clear in your neighborhoods or adjacent to your businesses, the city is asking you to do so. Crews will be doing the same in the most affected areas, but with more than 1,800 catch basins and inlets, it will literally take a village.

If you see any signs of standing water or flooding in the city of Battle Ground, call Public Works at (360) 342-5350 during regular business hours (7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.), after hours at (360-635-7076, or by using the online Citizen Action Request.

Self-service sand and bags are available at the Public Works Operations Center located at 1308 SE Grace Ave., Battle Ground. BYOS (bring your own shovel).

For updates on cancellations and closures, visit www.cityofbg.org.

Battle Ground School District

In addition to classes and all after-school activities being canceled for today, the Levy Information Night that was scheduled for 6 p.m. at Laurin Middle School has also been canceled.

For updates on cancellations and closures for the school district, visit www.battlegroundps.org.

Camas
Officials at the city of Camas made the decision to close City Hall, the Camas Public Library, the Fire Marshal’s Office, Municipal Court, the Community Center and Lacamas Lake Lodge at noon today.
Both the City Council workshop scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today and the regular City Council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. have been canceled.

For updates on closures and cancellations in Camas, visit http://www.ci.camas.wa.us/.

Clark County

Clark County offices closed at 1 p.m. today.

District Court’s administrative offices closed at noon, but judges will continue to hear cases scheduled for this afternoon. Scheduled Superior Court matters also will continue to be heard this afternoon.

For updates on weather closures, visit www.clark.wa.gov.

Ridgefield

The public hearing on Taverner Ridge Phases 10 and 11 that was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. this evening at the Ridgefield Community Center has been canceled.

Stay up to date with cancellations for the city of Ridgefield by visiting http://www.ci.ridgefield.wa.us/.

Vancouver

City offices in Vancouver will have modified hours of 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today.

Keep up to date on city of Vancouver cancellations at http://www.cityofvancouver.us/.

Washougal

City offices in Washougal closed at 12:30 p.m. today.

Stay up to date on cancellations in Washougal by visiting http://www.cityofwashougal.us/.

Woodland

City Hall closed at noon today and the regular City Council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. this evening has been canceled.

Stay up to date on cancellations in the city of Woodland by visiting the city’s Facebook page.

Contact different municipalities and organizations directly to inquire about cancellations you may not see listed here.

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About The Author

Joanna Nicole Yorke is a 2010 graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science. Yorke is a Clark County native, growing up on her family's 12-acre farm in La Center where her family still resides today. She was previously a reporter at The Reflector Newspaper, covering the city of Battle Ground, the Battle Ground School District and a variety of other areas and topics.

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