Published: Mon, February 11, 2019

Snowstorm Buries Pacific Northwest, With More on the Way

Snowstorm Buries Pacific Northwest, With More on the Way

The central and southern metro are included in the advisory where there is the best chance to see 3 inches or more of accumulation, but I wouldn't be surprised to see even the north metro come away with 3 or so inches. They took cover behind picnic tables and used sleds as shields.

In the Midwest, more than 148,000 customers lost power in western MI following days of freezing rain. Heavy equipment and crews then cleared more than 20 fallen trees and 8 miles (13 kilometers) of deep snow on the road leading to the lodge to allow guests and staff to leave the property Thursday night. And wouldn't you know it, the city's canine residents can't get enough.

Other parts of the country were also wrestling with hard weather.

Temperatures will be a couple degrees warmer around the Flint area Monday night and Tuesday, so about 4 inches of snow is expected.

In Portland, a tanker truck blocked a ramp for hours after sliding into a vehicle on an interchange between Interstates 5 and 84.

Washington's Governor, Jay Inslee, declared an emergency across the state on Friday. A 59-year-old man died Thursday from exposure to frigid temperatures at a Seattle light rail station.

SEATTLE-Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets February 9 to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain.

The last time Humboldt County beaches saw snow was during the winter of 2002-03, forecasters said.

"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow. "I think that Portlanders, majority are city people and they come from a lot of different places, so they're not so used to it".

Snow is expected to fall and create slippery conditions from Bismarck, North Dakota to Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Minneapolis; Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Madison, Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Traverse City and Marquette, Michigan.

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