Whatcom County hammered by snow

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 24 at 1:10 PM

Parts of inland Whatcom County were still getting pounded by snow Monday morning, but it was suspected to turn to rain in the afternoon. Several school districts closed for the day as a result.

Some areas reported over a foot of new snow in a 24-hour period, knocking out power to thousands and leading to the closure of some roads.

Skagit and Island counties didn't get it quite as bad, but still enough to force some school districts to close or have delayed starts.

In the northern Snohomish County city of Darrington, it wasn't the roads but the snow covered trees that were causing problems. Heavy branches falling onto Mountain Loop closed the highway for a short time. One car was hit by a fallling tree, but the driver was OK according to the tow truck driver called in to help her.

For the rest of the Puget Sound region, it was a typical wet and cloudy day.

KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott expects the snow to continue into the afternoon then retreat north.

The Cascade passes are also expected to see 3-to-6 inches of new snow Monday. Drivers should be prepared for closures for avalanche control. Pass reports

Track the forecast here and download our free WeatherCaster app for updates on the go.

Share your snow photos right on our website or email them to shareit@king5.com.

KING 5's Roberta Romero contributed to this report

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