UPDATE: Snow falling on county’s heights

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Snow was falling Sunday night in parts of Clark County. But chances of a white Christmas at lower elevations are slim, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.

Snow?

“If you’re talking about Hockinson, maybe some Christmas morning,” said meteorologist Tiffani Brown. “But nothing white is going to stick around for the lower elevations.”

The snow level was at about 1,000 feet at 7 p.m. Sunday. Fire District 3 reported 2 inches of snow on the ground east of 182nd Avenue in Hockinson early Sunday night, a 911 operator said. Reports said there were problems getting up Powell Road in that area.

Fire engines were being chained up.

Commenters on columbian.com reported 2 inches in Amboy and also near Battle Ground Lake.

Others said there was snow near Finn Hill in Hockinson; on Livingston Mountain in east county; at the 1,000-foot level in La Center near Annie’s Berry Farm, 39609 N.E. 41st Ave.; at the 900-foot-level in Washougal; and in the hills of Camas.

Rain certainly was a factor, as Pearson Field in Vancouver registered about a half-inch on Sunday.