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Western Washington snow set to continue throughout the weekend

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Snow is expected to fall across the Puget Sound region into Saturday with a Winter Storm Warning in effect until 4 p.m.

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The National Weather Service predicts snow tapering Saturday during the morning hours, marked by dry, cold air. In terms of accumulation, anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of snow could fall before Saturday afternoon.

According to KIRO 7, Renton has already received 8 inches of snow. Snoqualmie received 5.5 inches, Sea-Tac Airport received  4.3 inches, Federal Way received 4 inches, and Vashon Island received 3 inches. Port Angeles, Sequim, and Agnew were hit hardest, reporting between 8 and 13 inches of snow.


There are also warnings of potential power outages, with winds set to increase late Friday night and Saturday up to 30 miles per hours, with gusts of 45 miles per hour.

Seattle has a website dedicated to the snow storm with information on the city’s response. For information on warming shelters for homeless, there’s a running list here.

Governor Inslee declared a statewide state of emergency on Friday afternoon. But even before that, Snohomish County declared a state of emergency a day ahead of the snow. County road crews will be fully staffed around the clock, working 12-hour shifts plowing roads and salting roads. Up to 40 plows are scheduled to be working on unincorporated roads at any given time.

Other cities prepped crews as well, as Patch reports. Shoreline has plows and trucks for deicing and sanding the roads. Sammamish has a pre-planned series of roads it will plow; crews will also use deicer. Bellevue, Kirkland, and Renton have road crews working 12 hour shifts all day with plows and deicer. Issaquah has eight plows ready. Woodinville has released its snow plow route.

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Below are live updates from around the region, tracking commutes, snowfall, and more from Friday afternoon:

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Looks like traffic is already starting to die down, as early commuters arrive home.

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