Snowstorm Buries Pacific Northwest, With More on the Way

Snowstorm Buries Pacific Northwest, With More on the Way

Snowstorm Buries Pacific Northwest, With More on the Way

Around 180 people spent the night in an emergency shelter set up in Seattle Center and officials on Saturday went out to get homeless residents to safety.

Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow are digging out from a winter storm and bracing for more.

Forecasters said Portland, Oregon, could get up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow later in the day, with two more snowstorms expected to hit the city next week.

Now all they need is some warm doggy treats, and these pups will feel right at home in their newly minted winter wonderland.

In Portland, a tanker truck slid into a sport-utility vehicle on an interchange between Interstates 5 and 84 on Saturday, blocking the ramp for hours.

Other parts of the country were also wrestling with hard weather. Forecasters say the track of the system could still shift and there is a chance some areas could see higher accumulations and some freezing drizzle.

It was 9 degrees in Arlington, Washington early Sunday.

Another winter storm was on the way to the region.

About 50,000 residents are said to have lost power across the state, U.S. media report.

Elsewhere, more than 148,000 customers lost power in MI following days of freezing rain. The Consumers Energy utility said power would be restored by late February 8.

Seattle has a website dedicated to the snow storm with information on the city's response. A 59-year-old man died Thursday from exposure to frigid temperatures at a Seattle light rail station.

Residents cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early Friday afternoon as the storm arrived. She wasn't fazed by the forecast of more snow on its way. "If you don't have to go out, don't go out'".

But more snow was possible for the region by midweek, the report said.

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