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ALERT: Winter Storm Brings Snow To Cascade Passes

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SEATTLE - A winter storm has brought snow and freezing rain to the Cascade passes and much of Eastern Washington.
    
The Transportation Department is requiring chains Wednesday morning on Snoqualmie Pass. Accidents are snarling the morning commute in snowy Spokane. And 3 inches of snow on the ground have closed schools in Moses Lake.
    
The National Weather Service has a winter storm warning is in effect until Wednesday afternoon for freezing rain in Washington's Cascade passes. The service expects hazardous driving conditions on Snoqualmie, Stevens and White passes before the precipitation changes to rain or snow. Snow accumulations should be less than 6 inches at pass level but more at higher elevations.
    
The winter storm won't last long. Forecasters say Thursday will be cool and showery and the weekend looks mostly dry.



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