Kevin O’Keeffe was out walking early Saturday morning and captured these shots of fresh snow in downtown Edmonds and along the Edmonds waterfront. According to National Weather Service snowfall data here, the amount of snow the area received — as of 7 a.m. Saturday — ranged from 6.2 inches in Edmonds to 5.6 inches in Brier to 5.5 inches in east Lynnwood. At My Edmonds News headquarters on the shores of Lake Ballinger, snowfall was estimated at 10 inches — the same amount recorded in nearby Shoreline.
And a reminder that the City of Edmonds follows these priority snow removal routes, in case you are wondering whether your street is on the schedule.
South Snohomish County’s Emergency Cold Weather shelter is located in Lynnwood and opens on nights with temperatures below 34 degrees. There are four pick up locations in South Snohomish County including Bethesda Lutheran Church in Mountlake Terrace. More information can be found at www.WeAllBelong.org.
Unlike previous years, the snowfall will have little impact on Edmonds School District student learning since it coincides with regularly scheduled no-school days. On Friday, the Edmonds School District sent out a reminder via social media schools would be closed Feb. 15-16 for President’s Day and a day previously designated a non-learning day, said district spokesperson Harmony Weinberg.
“Those were regularly scheduled no-school days,” she said.
For unincorporated areas, the Snohomish County Road Maintenance crews began clearing roads Friday night. In a statement, the county reported 1,960 miles of roads throughout the county have been cleared and 375 tons of sand, 372 tons of sand/salt mix and 14,526 gallons of anti-icer have been used. Crews will also continue to plow, sand and deice until temperatures rise and conditions return to normal.