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Snow Flurries Settling Down

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File photo of snowstorm. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

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(CBS Seattle / AP) – Forecasters say snow flurries are easing off Thursday in Western Washington and the Cascades but continuing in Eastern Washington.

Unsettled weather will continue into the weekend with rain showers in Western Washington and snow in the northern part of Eastern Washington, according to The National Weather Service.

A snowy eastbound Interstate 90 was closed several times Wednesday night west of Snoqualmie Pass due to multiple spin-outs and collisions.

The state Transportation Department says hazardous driving conditions created by falling trees and snowfall closed portions of U.S. Highway 101 and State Route 106 in the Hood Canal area of Mason County through Wednesday night.

Officials say the Mount Baker Highway will be closed until Friday due to snowfall and nearly 100 fallen trees.

A storm that moved in Wednesday morning dropped wet snow at lower elevations of Western Washington as well.

The Western Washington snow was turning to rain, but forecasters expect up to 2 feet of new snow in the Cascades by Thursday.

 

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