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Scant snow falls across Clark County with more forecast for the weekend

By Amy Libby, Columbian Web Editor
Published: January 10, 2024, 7:09am

Clark County commuters were greeted with slushy roads and temperatures hovering around freezing this morning.

While the predictions of up to 3 inches of snow in Vancouver didn’t come to pass, Southwest Washington saw varied snowfall from barely more than a trace in lowland Vancouver to accumulations in areas at higher elevation and north heading into Cowlitz County.

Many of Clark County’s school districts were two hours late or on snow routes, with La Center closing for the day. More Cowlitz school districts closed for the day, including Woodland.

Trees and power lines were reported down in rural areas, weighed down by wet snow. Officials advise caution when driving.

C-Tran is running on schedule.

Check road conditions at The Columbian’s live traffic map. For the latest on highways across Washington, visit wsdot.com/travel/real-time or follow WSDOT on Twitter. In Oregon, visit tripcheck.com.

Forecast

Today’s high is expected to be in the low 40s, according to the National Weather Service in Portland, with the snow level jumping to 1,800 feet this afternoon. Tonight’s low will be in the mid-30s. More precipitation is expected throughout the day and into Thursday.

Rain and snow will be more likely Friday and Saturday with temperatures and the snow level are expected to drop.

The eastern and northernmost parts of Clark County remain under a blizzard watch, with Winter Storm Warnings extending as low as 1,500 to 2,000 feet in the Cascade foothills, according to NWS.

“By the time snow showers decrease Wednesday, elevations 3000 feet and above will likely be measuring their snow in feet, rather than inches. Additional rounds of moderate to heavy Cascade snow are expected Thursday through Saturday. Also, lowland snow looks to return Friday into Saturday,” a 6 a.m. Wednesday update from the agency said.

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