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Winter Storm Warning for Vashon-Maury Island

The current forecast for Vashon-Maury islands this weekend includes a "winter storm warning" beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday and lasting through 4 p.m. Sunday.

Heavy snow is expected to fall along the Washington coast this afternoon and snowfall will likely spread into the interior of western Washington this evening. The heaviest snow will likely occur on the Kitsap peninsula, according to weather.gov.

Voice of Vashon Standing By, at 1650 AM, can be a valuable source of up-to-date information on weather conditions, road closures and community events on Vashon — especially in times of extreme weather.

VoV Standing By will post news bulletins as they become available, but needs the help of Island residents to keep its news current and relevant.

Call or e-mail Karen du Four des Champs to report newsworthy items to the radio station. Volunteers will make sure the news is posted on VoV Standing By, so those who tune in to 1650 AM will hear it.

This week, three volunteers have recorded more than 20 updated bulletins — some as early as 4 a.m. The volunteers at Voice of Vashon and VashonBePrepared seek reports on the following:

* cancellations of public events, performances or community activities;

* first-hand knowledge of roads that are blocked or closed;

* cancellations of religious services; and

* any "breaking news" that would be relevant for all Islanders to know

E-mail kdd@innercor.com or, if unable to access e-mail, call Karen du Four des Champs' cell at (206) 679-1389 to report news for VoV Standing By.

Tune in to hear Island travel information at 1650 AM or visit Voice of Vashon's Web site at www.voiceofvashon.org.

More ways to stay informed

For driving and preparedness tips, visit vashonbeprepared.org.

For an Island weather forecast, visit forecast.weather.gov and enter zip code 98070.

Tune into to VoV-TV, Channel 21 or visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/cameras/ to view Washington State Ferries Ferry Cams for a snapshot of our ferry terminals.

1650 AM VoV Standing By is a community service of Voice of Vashon, VashonBePrepared and Vashon Park District.

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