More snow expected in Western Washington, School Closures

SEATTLE, Wash. — According to local news reports, don’t expect any immediate relief to the snow, bitter cold and icy, treacherous conditions facing Western Washington. The likelihood of another round of snowfall and the bitter cold are expected for the next couple of days. That’s not great news for travelers heading out of town Wednesday to be with their loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Delays are expected at the airport so plan ahead. Be sure to check the airlines before leaving home to see if your flight has been delayed or even canceled. Also be sure to allow more time at the airport, with not only weather issues but increased security measures recently implemented by the TSA.

According to a winter weather advisory from the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to stay below freezing until nearly midday Thanksgiving Day.The forecast in Seattle Tuesday is 24 degrees with a low of 13 degrees Tuesday night. It is expected to top out at just below freezing on Wednesday.

All schools in Glide and Oakland were closed today because of inclement weather, area school district officials said.
South Lane School District schools were also closed today as was Elkton. The Sutherlin School District reported it was on snow routes with a regular school start time. UCAN Head Start classes in the morning and mid-day were canceled today at all sites. All Sutherlin head start classes for both the morning and afternoon were also cancelled.