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Sunday snowfall blankets Puget Sound region forcing school closings

Heavy snow in the Northgate area Sunday, Feb. 10, 2018 (KOMO Photo)

SEATTLE — The Latest on winter weather in the Pacific Northwest:

Heavy bands of snow crossed parts of the Puget Sound including Issaquah, Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island and Seattle. Radar indicated snow from eastern Pierce and King Counties stretching all the way to the Canadian border.

In all, about 3-4 inches fell across the region, with some spots getting more:

Two of the states largest school districts, Seattle and Tacoma, already called off classes for Monday. See the full list of closings/delays >>

The snow let up before 11 p.m. in most areas.

Washington State Patrol practically begged drivers on the road to slow down after two patrol cars were involved in a crash at I-90 and Barker. One trooper was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

4 p.m.

Some parts of the Pacific Northwest already buried by a winter storm are starting to see another round of snowfall.

The National Weather Service says light snow has started to make its way into the interior lowlands Sunday afternoon. Snow showers are expected to be heavy at times and will continue into the evening.

Residents more accustomed to rain than snow were digging out from a winter storm while bracing for more.

Snowfall amounts will range from an inch to 3 inches (2.5 centimeters to 7.6 centimeters) through Sunday night.

The Seattle Times reports storms have delivered more snow to Seattle in the first days of February than it usually gets in a year.

10:40 a.m.

Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow are digging out from a winter storm and bracing for more.

The sun was out Sunday morning but the National Weather Service says snow will return late in the afternoon into the evening across the Northwest. Snowfall amounts will range from an inch to 3 inches (2.5 centimeters to 7.6 centimeters) through Sunday night.

The Seattle Times reports storms have delivered more snow to Seattle in the first days of February than it usually gets in a year.

Temperatures are in the teens or single digits. Meteorologists say low temperature records could fall Sunday.

It was 9 degrees in Arlington, Washington early Sunday. The weather service says that was colder than the Arctic coast or North Slope of Alaska.

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