Parts of North Sound getting pounded by snow as next winter storm moves through
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — Rain finally moved into parts of the Puget Sound region Monday night, but areas to the north were hit hard by snow.
Heavy snow began to fall in Mount Vernon at approximately 6:00 p.m. Fresh snow fell from Everett all the way up to the border.
The work to keep city roads clear from Sedro-Woolley to Burlington to Mount Vernon has been non-stop since the latest round of snow began to fall.
"If this keeps up, no one’s going to work tomorrow for sure — snow day," said Kevin Wittren, who lives in Mount Vernon.
The snow was some of the heaviest he's seen since a series of winter storms started hitting Western Washington last week.
The snow and strong winds could hit parts of Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties well into Tuesday.
"I like it," said Peter John of Mount Vernon. "I’m gonna go play in the mountains."
Jerry shoveled the parking lot at the Calvary Baptist Church in Burlington twice within a 12-hour period Monday.
"It goes quicker if you keep it clean," he told KOMO News.
He plans to be back in the morning to finish the job and hopes the steady snow has stopped by the time he returns.
"The parking lot becomes unusual when we pack it down with the tires. It becomes sheets of ice," Jerry said.
State troopers in the North Sound say they’ve responded to nearly 500 crashes within the past week.
They urge all drivers to slow down.