Seattle Braces For Winter Storm

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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January 17, 2012

Seattle, a city more accustomed to rain than snow, is bracing for up to 10 inches of snow to fall.

The city's mayor on Tuesday urged residents to stay off roads if
possible and school officials are preparing for the worst.

Street crews throughout the region have been busy salting and
sanding streets.

Snow has been falling steadily in various parts of western
Washington since the weekend. But meteorologists with the National
Weather Service in Seattle say the biggest snowfall is expected

If the past is any hint, even several inches of snow has the
potential to paralyze the city of Seattle.

The city owns relatively few snowplows and Seattle drivers are
mostly inexperienced with driving in snow or ice.

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