2 to 6 inches of snow expected

Update: The National Weather Service says a significant snow event is in the forecast for Wednesday, bringing 2 to 6 inches of snow to the Puget Sound lowlands (see .pdf forecast). Other forecasts vary, with KING’s Jeff Renner predicting a wide-ranging “trace to 5 inches” over the course of the day. The snow is expected to begin falling in the morning hours, but the real accumulation may not stack up until Wednesday evening and into the night. Meanwhile, SDOT says all 27 sanders, plows and de-icing trucks, and their crews will be on standby this evening. For reference, here are the SDOT’s priority routes for plowing, de-icing and sanding (the dotted lines represent “secondary routes”):

With snow and ice still on the ground in many places, like Olympic Manor below, forecasters say the snow is expected to stick on contact.

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