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Winter Weather May Cause Hazardous Holiday Roads

Brian Bull

Anyone traveling over the mountains and through the woods for Thanksgiving should take care: There’s a Winter Weather Advisory for the Cascades through Wednesday night.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Jon Bonk said the snow will come in two waves, one starting late Tuesday and another starting Wednesday afternoon, adding, “The higher elevations on the passes could see as much as about 15 inches of snow over the full 24-hour period between roughly midnight tonight to midnight Wednesday night, heading into Thanksgiving morning.”

Bonk said drivers should be prepared for snow-covered roads and decreased visibility, mainly above 3,500 feet. He said it’s not a major winter storm, but could be dangerous if you’re not prepared.  

For more weather information, visit the National Weather Service or for road information, TripCheck.com

Karen Richards joined KLCC as a volunteer reporter in 2012, and became a freelance reporter at the station in 2015. In addition to news reporting, she’s contributed to several feature series for the station, earning multiple awards for her reporting.
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