Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Snow emergencies declared, more snow on the way

Snow emergencies declared, more snow on the way

More than 120 people were rescued on Thursday from a Sierra Nevada, California, resort after being trapped by snow for five days.

"This is a flawless morning to bundle up and play in the snow, but stay off the roads if possible", Gov. Jay Inslee wrote on Twitter.

Elsewhere, more than 148,000 customers were without electricity in MI following days of freezing rain.

Seattle has a website dedicated to the snow storm with information on the city's response. Then on Monday, Yuhas says there will be some sunshine during the day but then more snow will arrive in the evening hours. A broad area of cloudiness and light freezing rain or drizzle should develop over our area out ahead of the approaching weather system from south to north and east, with the greatest threat of a prolonged period of frozen precipitation and wet snow north of Interstate-80 Monday night into Tuesday.

SEATTLE-Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets February 9 to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain.

Around 180 people spent the night in an emergency shelter set up in Seattle Center and officials on Saturday went out to get homeless residents to safety. The Consumers Energy utility said power would be restored by late Sunday.

In Washington, about 50,000 people lost power.

Several hundred people took advantage of the unusual weather and got outside to have a little fun with it.

More snowfall is expected in the region early this week.

"I love it. I'm excited about it", she said of the snow. She grew up in southern OR, where snow is more common, and wasn't fazed by the forecast. "I think that Portlanders, majority are city people and they come from a lot of different places, so they're not so used to it".

When all is said and done, parts of the area will be shoveling a good amount of snow, especially north of the Quad Cities where as much as 6 inches is possible near Galena and Monticello.

A large storm will threaten to disrupt travel and daily routines as it unleashes heavy snow and gusty winds across the midwestern United States Monday through Tuesday.

In Ionia County, Mich., local officials declared a state of emergency after flood conditions created an ice jam in the Grand River.

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