Thursday snow makes for slippery Inland NW roads

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 20 at 1:40 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Snow returned to the region Thursday ahead of another cold, dry stretch.

In Spokane, 1-3" was expected early Thursday, covering the roads for morning commuters.  A Winter Weather Advisory was in place until 10 a.m. for most of Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

The Weather Service forecasted another 4-to-8 inches of snow Thursday in the Washington Cascades where several feet of snow have fallen in the past week-and-a-half.
 
Driving remained difficult in the passes and drivers on Snoqualmie and Stevens passes should be prepared to chain up and expect closures for avalanche control.  The Northwest Avalanche Center said the avalanche danger in the Cascades Thursday was high.

Idaho’s transportation department was also warning drivers to keep an eye out for snow in Lookout Pass.  The roadway was wet, and temperatures were below freezing overnight.

Forecasters said the weather will turn drier and colder Friday, followed by the chance of weekend showers.

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