Winter Weather

Inclement weather includes snow and ice. The City will provide resources and updates on this page for weather events related to snow and ice.

Updated Weather Reports

Details for updated weather reports are available on the News & Events section on the City website's homepage.

Prepare for Cold Weather

Prepare your faucets for freezing temperatures to prevent frozen pipes

Cold water tips  for water customers

Road Closures

  • Sanding and snow removal priorities are listed on the Snow Removal Map.
  • Details for road closures are listed below. This list will be updated as road conditions change.
  • Please be careful and check road conditions before leaving home.
  • Do not drive closely behind snow plows or sanders.

Oak Harbor Public Schools

Visit the school district website for updates. 

Transit

Island Transit

Check Rider Alerts for updates on routes and schedule changes. 

Washington State Ferries

Updated as information is received from Washington State Ferries.

Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste Impacts

Garbage, recycling, and yard waste service impacts will be listed below:

Heating to Stay Warm

Heating Hazards

  • Provide three feet of space between any items that can burn and heaters (space heaters/portable), stoves, and fireplaces.
  • Always keep space heaters/portable heaters at least three feet away from walls.
  • Use the proper fuel for liquid-fuel heaters and you must properly vent the area. Only refill them in a well-ventilated area when they are cool.
  • Confirm the type of space heater you use is legal in your area and bears the label of an independent testing laboratory.
  • Keep fireplace fires small and use a fireplace screen at all times to prevent sparks from flying into the room. Do not leave children alone in a room with a fireplace fire. Never burn trash or paper in a fireplace; burning paper can float up your chimney and onto your roof or into your yard. Remove ashes in a metal container and store them outside.
  • Never use charcoal grills or portable gas camp stoves indoors. The fumes are deadly.

Tips for Staying Safe

  • If you must drive, make sure your car is ready. 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.
  • Plan your route and review the priority snow plow route before going out.
  • Dress in layers to stay warm and keep clothing dry. Wear a hat to prevent loss of body heat.

Snow Removal Tips

  • Prevent flooding by using a shovel to safely clear snow and ice from neighborhood storm drains.
  • Clear snow and ice from sidewalks, walkways, and driveways with a shovel or de-icer.