Heavy snow makes for a slick morning commute

Multiple spin-outs blocked I-5 in Alderwood for more than an hour

Lynnwood was one of the hardest hit areas by snow this morning.

The first reports of snow came in about 3:00 early Wednesday morning and it remained heavy throughout the morning. Lynnwood is right in the middle of the “convergence zone,” where the most snow was expected.

At 7:30 a.m., State Trooper Keith Leary told our news partners at the Seattle Times that “it’s kind of coming down like a blizzard now.” He said many drivers were spinning out along I-5 between Everett and Lynnwood, particular in the Swamp Creek area.

Several spun-out vehicles blocked I-405 near I-5 between about 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., creating a seven-mile backup. One Twitter user said, “traffic is nasty. Fish-tails and getting stuck in the street. Stay home, Lynwnood people.”

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for south Snohomish County until 3 p.m., with up to 5 inches of snow in some areas.

A bus lost control near the northbound I-5 exit #183. PHOTO BY KEN LAMBERT / SEATTLE TIMES. Used by permission.

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