Port Orchard

Welcome to Port Orchard

Storm Readiness
Kitsap County Department of Emergency ManagementTake Winter By StormCatastrophes happen. Are you ready?

Start planning for the inclement weather, be prepared.  It is crucial for residents to be properly informed and prepared for wind, rain, and snow and which steps to take around this time of the year. 

For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.
Non-emergency issues, such as downed trees, signs or problems with drainage due to rain or snow, should be reported to the City at (360) 876-4991.

Before the Winter

School Closures
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During a Storm

Unless there is an emergency, stay home. If you must travel, please use public transportation whenever possible. You can check Kitsap Transit’s website for which buses are on a snow route.

Snow Removal

When it snows, City plows will concentrate their efforts based on the primary routes first to accommodate fire, medical and police response, as well as Kitsap transit, school buses and commuter traffic. As long as it continues to snow, these primary routes will be plowed. Once the snow has stopped and all primary roads are clear, plows will move to secondary routes, and once those are clear, local access and residential roads will be plowed. If it starts snowing again, the process of clearing main roads will start over. Please keep in mind that, during a heavy, continuous snowstorm, it may take several days before all city streets are cleared. Click here for a copy of the policy.

Property Owner Responsibilities

City of Port Orchard homeowners and business/property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice off driveways and sidewalks near their property, including the ridge of snow left along the edge of driveways by the snow plow.

Solid Waste Collection

Missed collections of garbage, yard waste and recycling will be scheduled for the next scheduled pick up. Visit Waste Management’s website for updates on weather-delayed curbside collection and standard procedures.

Power Outages

Puget Sound Energy’s website allows you to get updates of power outages on their website and Twitter feed.  Contact Puget Sound Energy for more information at (888) 225-5773.


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