Snowstorm buries Northwest, with more on the way
Residents of the northwest United States are dealing with a heavy snowfall, and meteorologists say more is likely on the way.
About 200 flights were cancelled at Seattle-Tacoma and Portland international airports yesterday, roughly matching the number of last Friday’s cancellations. Severe snow drifts shut down Interstate 90 and other roads in central Washington.
More than a foot of snow (30.5 cm) was recorded in some areas, including on the Olympic Peninsula.
In Seattle, where such snow is a rarity, residents cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early last Friday afternoon as the storm arrived.
The National Weather Service said a storm warning remained in effect yesterday with another storm in the forecast early next week.