2newcw11 thefan-am1090seattle-logo-fina2l

News

Snow Lands On Seattle, Expected To Melt Away Later Friday

View Comments
(Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

(Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

SEATTLE (AP) — A light snow fell overnight in the Western Washington lowlands, leaving many roads slick for the Friday morning commute in the Seattle area.

Police and the Washington State Patrol reported numerous accidents.

Many schools delayed opening with buses on snow routes. Seattle schools were on a two-hour delay. A few other districts, such as Federal Way and Bellevue, decided to declare a snow day.

The state Transportation Department and local governments had trucks out overnight spreading sand or deicer as the first widespread snow of the season moved through Western Washington.

The National Weather Service says it will be short-lived. Warming temperatures will turn precipitation to rain later in the morning.

Heavier snow is forecast in the mountains and parts of Eastern Washington where temperatures are freezing.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,095 other followers