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Overnight snow adds to existing driving challenges in Whatcom County

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — Motorists continue to face challenges on Whatcom County roads as conditions continue to change. Overnight snow added additional precipitation to road surfaces.

Officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation warned motorists of current road conditions this morning, Tuesday, December 28th.

Temps are between 10-12 across the northend & any new snow that fell overnight froze creating slick slick roads this morning. Crews continue to treat them but drivers need to be prepared for icy conditions even on main roads like SR 20 & I-5. Go slow & leave lots of room.

Washington State Department of Transportation via Twitter (December 28, 2021)

As this story was being prepared, first responders were dispatched to another crash on I-5, this time in the area of the Old Fairhaven Parkway interchange.

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On a more positive note, Puget Sound Energy reported they had restored power to all but 186 of their customer addresses in Whatcom County as of 6am after dealing with power outages impacting tens of thousands in the county since Sunday.


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10 Comments

  1. David Yancey December 28, 2021

    Thank you for your service to this community. Your information is clear, concise and impactful.

    • Whatcom News Post author | December 28, 2021

      Thank you for your kind words.

  2. martha Louise Bennett December 28, 2021

    thank YOU for the updates on road conditions, I bet it saves lives.

    • Whatcom News Post author | December 28, 2021

      Thank you for your kind words.

  3. Susan Kolander December 28, 2021

    Thank you for all your information

    • Whatcom News Post author | December 28, 2021

      Thank you for your kind words.

  4. Jeanne Mutic December 28, 2021

    We appreciate all you do to keep us informed…. Thank you so very much

    • Whatcom News Post author | December 28, 2021

      Thank you for your kind words.

  5. Shirley Nielsen December 28, 2021

    Thank you for keeping us informed. Blessings

    • Whatcom News Post author | December 28, 2021

      Thank you for your kind words.

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