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State crews getting ready for lowland snow in western Washington – KING5.com

The Washington State Division of Transportation mentioned it has been prepping roads in north King County, Skagit County, and Whatcom County for attainable snow.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Snow is expected in areas corresponding to Mount Vernon not solely on Sunday, however via the primary half of the week for a number of Northwest Washington counties.

With many individuals planning to journey for Christmas, the Washington State Department of Transportation is urging security.

Downtown Mount Vernon already seems like a winter wonderland, with winter and vacation decorations all around the city.

“We do love snow. We love the aesthetic of it,” mentioned Waverly Torres, an worker at Forte Chocolate in downtown Mount Vernon.

The winter wonderland will quickly come to life, with Skagit County being one of many areas anticipated to get lowland snow on Sunday.

The Washington State Division of Transportation mentioned, based mostly off the forecast, their crews are specializing in busy roads in north King County, Skagit, and Whatcom counties.

“We have now form of a map the place we see I-5 and I-90 are going to be the best quantity of site visitors and freight, so these corridors will get essentially the most consideration if we see any quantity of accumulation,” mentioned Adrienne Hatmake with the Washington State Division of Transportation Northwest Area.

She mentioned WSDOT has been making use of anti-icing remedy to busy roads that could possibly be vulnerable to accumulation. She additionally mentioned they’ll have crews able to plow and de-ice the roads. However WSDOT is asking everybody to do their half.

“Positively test the climate situations earlier than you go,” mentioned Hatmaker. “And, you already know, in the event you can delay your travels, even by a number of hours or a day simply to just be sure you’re conserving your self and everybody else protected.”

In order the snowflakes on retailer home windows in Mount Vernon could also be joined by snowflakes on the bottom, security is being urged.

“I might say select security over all the things,” mentioned Torres.

Hatmaker mentioned WSDOT has already seen folks hit their plows on the roads this season. They’re asking folks to be alert and to provide their crews area to do their jobs.

Watch: Increase in cold weather shelter activations 

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