Heavy snow will snarl morning commute

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Much of King County picked up an inch or two of snow overnight on Monday, February 4, with additional heavy snow expected during the morning commute. The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Winter Storm Warning for areas east of Lake Washington. Another three to five inches of snow is possible in this area through 10 a.m. In addition, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the western third of King County, with another inch or two of snow expected in this area. All major roads in the region, including I-5, I-405, and I-90, are snow-covered.

Because of the snow, all King County Metro Transit buses are on snow routes. Check MetroWinter.com for specific route information.

Many school districts in King County have canceled or delayed classes today. Check with your school or visit FlashAlert.net for information.

King County government offices and public service counters will open two hours late today. However, King County Elections is closed, as are Superior and District Courts, County Council offices, Community Service Centers, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Assessor’s Office.

Today is the in-person voter registration deadline for the February Special Election. Because Elections offices are closed, registration requests can instead be made by email to elections@kingcounty.gov or by phone at 206-296-1565.

Travel will be difficult today. If you can, delay your commute. If you must go anywhere today, pack your patience, fill up your fuel tank, and take it slow. Allow extra time to reach your destination.