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1-3 feet of snow predicted hit Mountain passes

Snoqualmie Pass is seen on Tuesday morning, Dec. 18. (WSDOT traffic cam photo)

Heavy snow is battering the Cascades and Olympics today. Our most recent wallop of wintry weather is reducing visibility and creating treacherous traveling conditions, too. The roads are already snowpacked, slushy and icy from Sunday's snowstorm, so Monday's wet weather is only making conditions worse.

If you don't have to travel over the passes, don't!

Please heed travel requirements if you're driving over the mountains.

In the last 24 hours, the Summit at Snoqualmie stacked up 21 inches of new snow. Over Stevens Pass and Crystal Mountain, 11 inches piled up. By Tuesday, 1-3 feet of new snow could accumulate over the Cascades. Travel will become nearly impossible overnight, so plan accordingly.

Over the Olympic mountains, 1-2 feet of snow are in the forecast. It's in the higher elevations where a Winter Storm Warning is in effect. These last until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Drier weather is on deck for Wednesday.

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