Snow blankets South Kitsap

South Kitsap residents woke up last Friday morning with snow on the ground.

But the snow — the first of the year — didn't cause problems for many area commuters during the early morning hours.

City of Port Orchard public works crews placed signs to close off several steep streets above the downtown and detour signs were set out to re-route motorists around possible icy or slick roadway.

Unlike some county school districts, South Kitsap schools opened on time.

Amy Miller, SKSD communications director, said there were no delays.

“Because if was an early release day, if we would of had a two-hour delay, the students would have got to school, then would have to leave to go back home 30 minutes later,” Miller said.

Children waiting for school buses took advantage of the snow to build snowmen and engaged in snowball fights.

According to, between 1-3 inches of snow fell in Kitsap County.

By mid-morning, most of the roadways were clear and the snow had started to melt.


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