Washington snow letting up, schools closed around Seattle

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Washington snow letting up, schools closed around Seattle

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on December 20, 2013 at 6:39 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 20 at 9:36 AM

SEATTLE -- Dozens of school districts closed or started late Friday and traffic was a mess for some people as snow fell across Western Washington.

By 8 a.m., the snow was tapering off and begining to turn to rain, but people living north of Seattle and in Hood Canal can expect to see more as the day goes on.

Several school districts reported closures or delays, particularly north of Seattle. Seattle Public Schools are two hours late. Some Metro and Sound Transit buses were getting stuck on icy hills. Sign up for school closure text alerts to have the latest schedule changes for your school sent to your phone.

KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott said likely accumulations will range from 2-to-6 inches north of Everett; 1-to-4 inches from Everett to Sea-Tac Airport; and from a trace-to-two inches south of Sea-Tac.

The rain will likely wash away most of the snow before the Friday evening commute.

Highs will be in the low-to-mid 40s.

The mountains, as you might expect, will see much more snow. The heaviest snowfall will be in the morning, changing to snow and rain at Snoqualmie Pass. 8-to-16 inches are possible.

After Friday’s snow, expect rain showers for the weekend with steady rain Monday.

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