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Snow begins falling in the Ferndale area & travel impacts reported to the south

Snow covers I-5 near milepost 246 (N Lk Samish exit) (January 12, 2020). Photo courtesy of WSP via Twitter

FERNDALE, Wash. — As predicted, afternoon rains transitioned to rain and snow and then to simply snow by this evening, Sunday, January 12th.

As of 7:30pm, snow was beginning to accumulation was being reported while the temperature was report around 30°. Tonight’s low is expected to reach 20° by 6am.

Snow is expected to continue being a possibility into Monday with the potential for an inch or 3 by morning. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 3am Monday.

In addition to the cold temperature and threat of snow accumulation, powerful northeasterly winds remain a possibility. A High Wind Warning is in effect until 7am and expects sustained winds of 25 to 40mph with gusts up to 60mph.

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While the weather had yet, as of 7:30pm, begun to impact roads in the Ferndale area, things are reported to be much different south of Bellingham.

A Washington State Patrol trooper tends to flares near a single-vehicle crash near milepost 246 on I-5 (January 12, 2020). Photo courtesy of WSP via Twitter

Washington State Patrol Trooper Heather Axtman said, “Collisions are continuing at a high rate within south Whatcom County. Troopers are throughout the area clearing collisions and helping vehicles out of the ditches.” Washington State Department of Transportation snowplows were reported to be out and clearing the interstate and state routes.

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  1. Mary Beth January 12, 2020

    Salt the roads and solve the problem.

    • Jenny January 12, 2020

      The winds blow the salt away before it does much good, so be careful for ice even when they’re salting the roads.

  2. martha Bennett January 12, 2020

    stay safe state patrol, your hard to replace !!!!

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