Rain Following Snow Across Washington - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Rain Following Snow Across Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - Tuesday night snow was followed by Wednesday morning rain, turning the rush hour commute in the Seattle area into the slush hour.

Drivers found standing water in many places, including the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 at the Lake Washington Ship Canal bridge where a crash blocked traffic for a time.

The National Weather Service expects rain through the end of the week across Washington, falling as snow in the mountains and parts of Eastern Washington. Forecasters say the runoff could cause minor flooding by Friday on some rivers.

The heavy snow overnight led the Washington Transportation Department to close I-90 at Snoqualmie Pass for a time early Wednesday for avalanche control.
      
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