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Whatcom County wakes to inches of new snow

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — The depth of accumulations vary, becoming deeper in the northern Whatcom County areas, as residents woke to between a dusting to 4 inches as of 6:30am today, Tuesday, February 28th. As of 7:30am, snow continued to fall in most areas.

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) traffic cameras around Whatcom County show varying traffic challenges across the County.

A winter weather advisory for the lowlands across the Puget Sound region, including western Whatcom County, has been shortened to end at noon after initially being set to continue through 10pm today. The advisory statement says to expect total snow accumulations of a trace to 2 inches with snow levels around 200 feet. Error, group does not exist! Check your syntax! (ID: 11)

Law enforcement and tow companies have been busy with multiple crashes this morning, mostly in the northern areas of the county and roads on higher hills. No serious injuries have been reported.

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National Weather Service forecasters in the Seattle office say today’s is likely to not be the last lowlands snowfall of the season. Another opportunity is expected Thursday as precipitation moves into western Washington beginning late Wednesday while the snow level is expected to drop to around 500 feet early Thursday.

High temperatures are expected to remain below seasonal temperatures this week with lows continuing to hover around freezing.

Readers are encouraged to stay up to date on local driving conditions via the Whatcom News Traffic page.

Whatcom News readers are encouraged to stay up to date with the current weather forecast for their specific locations via the Whatcom News Weather page.

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