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February 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Snow blankets Puget Sound area Saturday night

Snow that fell Saturday night around the Seattle area is still hanging around this morning. No major accumulation was predicted but the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory.

While most highways and major arterials are bare and wet, roads might still be snowy or icy.

Heavier snow has fallen to the south, and a couple inches have piled up in Olympia.

The National Weather Service is calling for a low around 31 in Seattle, and east winds, with snow accumulations of one to three inches. As the temperature slips to below freezing, surfaces will become more slick.

Accidents are being reported, especially to the south. “And it begins,” read an early-evening tweet from Trooper Guy Gill of the State Patrol, describing spin-out collisions in Thurston and Pierce counties.

In the South Sound, accumulations of 3 to 5 inches were expected, said Jay Albrecht, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Seattle who was preparing to issue a winter weather warning for the area.

Over at Snoqualmie Pass, state transportation officials report that gusty winds are blowing snow across the road. Snow will continue to fall there Sunday.

On Sunday in Seattle, expect a high near 41. There is a chance of rain and snow, according to the National Weather Service. With such warm temperatures, no accumulation is forecast.

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