PORT ORCHARD — With much of Kitsap County covered in snow and temperatures plummeting overnight, the four Kitsap County severe weather shelters have been opened.
The shelters will remain open through Thursday. Hours of operation will be from 6 p.m. until 7 a.m. Guests will not be able to check into the shelter after 9 p.m. If no guests have checked into a shelter location by 9 p.m., that location will close for the evening.
The locations are as follows:
Gateway Fellowship, West Wing Building, 18901 8th Ave. NE in Poulsbo; Port Orchard United Methodist Church, 725 Kitsap St. in Port Orchard; Silverdale United Methodist Church, 9982 Silverdale Way in Silverdale; and Village Green Community Center, 26159 Dulay Rd. NE in Kingston. The Kingston location will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Additionally, the Salvation Army operates as an independent winter shelter and will be open every night through March 31 at 832 6th St. in Bremerton. The Bainbridge Island Emergency Management Program will activate its shelter through Jan. 16 at 370 Brien Ave. SE.