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Snowstorm buries Northwest, with more on the way

Published:Sunday | February 10, 2019 | 12:32 AM
Hershel Odle looks out towards the cityscape lost in a whiteout as he fishes from a pier during a snowstorm in Seattle last Friday.


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.