Winter storm closed facilities early on Thursday; public safety forum rescheduled

As a second winter storm descends on the Beaverton and Portland metro area on Friday afternoon, Beaverton City Hall, the Beaverton City Library and the Murray-Scholls Branch Library closed by Friday at 2 p.m.

City Hall and Beaverton City Library opened at the regular time this morning, with the Murray-Scholls branch opening at noon to allow staff to arrive on roads that are still slick and treacherous after the Thursday afternoon and evening snowstorm. City officials decided to close City Hall early Friday afternoon, and both libraries were closed at 2 p.m.

The facilities closed on Thursday afternoon as snow and high winds created potentially hazardous conditions around the city and Washington County.

A Thursday night forum about the planned renovation of City Hall, 4755 S.W. Griffith Drive, into an expanded public safety building was canceled because of the weather situation. The event featuring Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Chief Michael Duyck and Beaverton Police Chief Geoff Spalding will be rescheduled for a later date. An announcement will be made when a new date and time have been determined.

The forum will focus on the public safety and emergency response highlights of the past year and provide progress reports on visioning goals and future projects. TVF&R and the Beaverton Police Department are partners in the Beaverton Community Vision project.

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