Inclement Weather

Washington County provides a wide array of services many of which must be staffed during inclement weather and other emergent events. These services include law enforcement, road operations, emergency management, support services emergency-related functions and the operation of 24-hour facilities such as the jail, corrections center, animal shelter and juvenile shelter. In support of these employees and essential functions relied upon by the public, the County follows its Inclement Weather Policy and Procedures whereby County buildings generally remain open as scheduled. This web page is intended to provide status updates and policy guidance to employees and their supervisors about the County's approach toward current or potential weather events.

Situation Updates

All county buildings open on time, but please travel safely

Release date: 12/25/2017
Learn more about county hours of operation during inclement weather.

Snow zone activation: 175th Avenue (between Scholls Ferry and Rigert roads)

Release date: 12/24/2017
Washington County has activated the 175th Avenue snow zone, between Scholls Ferry and Rigert roads, due to inclement weather.


Staying Informed

Official word about the status of County facilities will be provided on the County website, as well as: