A Dusting Of Snow for Xmas Eve In Western Washington Travel advisory extended into Xmas morning December 25, 2017
A dusting of new winter snow blankets the foothills of the Cascade mountains in this Feb. 2013 Sky Valley Chronicle photo looking east on Highway 2 in Sultan, WA. CLICK TO ENLARGE
WSDOT Photo of snow on Snoqualmie Pass Summit on Xmas Eve. CLICK TO ENLARGE
WSDOT posted this during 3 am Hour Xmas morning: "A look at the multi-car collision blocking ALL LANES of SB I-5 at SR 531 (Arlington). Avoid the area for now while IRT & aid help them out." CLICK TO ENLARGE
(REGIONAL) -- The evening air was cold and crisp in western Washington on Christmas Eve and not long into the dark night a dusting of snow came down in many areas.
The yuletide drop made some roadways fairly slick and caused some accidents in the region.
KOMO-TV reported that in Kent, Washington a "handful of cars were damaged coming down a hill after hitting the center median along South 277th Street."
The report said several people were transported to local hospitals for injuries but none were believed to be life-threatening.
The National Weather Service in Seattle says a Winter Weather Advisory remained in effect from Sunday night to 10 am Monday morning.
With snow showers possible in various locations overnight (it was 31 degrees in Monroe, WA at 2:00 a, Monday with 89% humidity) additional snow accumulations of up to an inch were expected in some areas of northwest and west central Washington.
The weather services advised drivers to "be prepared for reduced visibilities at times."
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties so be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.