Snow arrives in Mountlake Terrace

Elizabeth McIntosh shared this photo of the snow as seen through her Mountlake Terrace window Sunday.

The much-anticipated snow arrived overnight in the Puget Sound region, with several inches covering the Mountlake Terrace and Brier areas as of Sunday morning.

Here’s information from the City of Mountlake Terrace regarding snow removal priorities for city roadways.

Police were advising drivers to stay away from 220th Street Southwest between Highway 99 and Interstate 5, where multiple vehicle spinouts have occurred.

According to the Seattle Times, the National Weather Service observed a low temperature of 27 degrees at Sea-Tac Airport Saturday night, but temperatures were predicted to dip throughout the day and drop as low as 18 degrees Sunday night. Whatcom County and the northern Olympic Peninsula saw the most snowfall overnight: Downtown Port Angeles saw 11 inches of snow, while Bellingham reported up to 8 inches with wind gusting up to 52 mph, the Times said.

South Snohomish County’s Emergency Cold Weather shelter is located in Lynnwood and opens on nights with temperatures below 34 degrees. There are three pick-up locations in South Snohomish County. More information can be found at

The National Weather Service said via Twitter Sunday morning that in general, “snow will really begin to taper off this afternoon/evening.” However, there is a chance that the northern Olympic Peninsula will receive several more inches, the weather service said.

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