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January 12, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Sunday memo: Mountain snow . . . Next for Seahawks . . . Legislature starts

weatherSnowfall:  An email from the state Department of Transportation that includes mention of “multiple vehicles that are off the roadway and in need of tow trucks for removal” is never a good sign. But that’s the word from the DOT as of 8 a.m. Sunday from I-90 eastbound at milepost 47, near Denny Creek. Chains are required on Snoqualmie Pass for all vehicles except all-wheel drive, and oversize vehicles are prohibited. It’s snowing hard at times with gusty winds. Snow is also falling over Stevens Pass, where traction tires are required.

Who’s next? The Seattle Seahawks and their fans find out Sunday morning who will show up at CenturyLink Field next Sunday to play the home team for the National Football Conference title and a place in the Super Bowl Feb. 2. With the win over New Orleans Saturday, the Seahawks stayed very much alive in the playoffs and will be watching as the San Francisco 49ers play the Carolina Panthers at 10 a.m. Sunday. Tickets to next week’s game go on sale Monday at 10 a.m.

 Legislature convening: The Washington state Legislature starts a 60-day session Monday at 10 a.m. Top issue is transportation, and the man  to watch is Rodney Tom, one of two Democrats in the Senate who crossed over to join the Republicans, giving the GOP control in one of the two legislative chambers. He faces an uncertain future with the Democrats concentrating efforts to unseat him in 2014 elections and the GOP saying if they could control the Senate without him, they would.

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