Residents in the lower elevations of Whatcom County woke to a dusting of snow Monday, Jan. 4.
The snow, less than a half inch in many places, came on the same morning many commuters returned to work for the first time since the holidays. Drivers reported some slick roads, but most made it to work with little trouble.
Bellingham school buses used snow routes Monday, but schools started on time. No other schools or colleges in Whatcom County reported delays. Several school districts in the Puget Sound region were on two-hour delays, including Kent, Federal Way, Enumclaw, Snoqualmie Valley, Everett and Snohomish.
Snow fell intermittently in parts of Whatcom County on Monday. Sudden Valley residents in the higher elevations reported an inch or so, with dangerous road conditions in places. Others farther down the hills reported less snow and drivable roads.
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More snow was possible late Monday, but no significant accumulation was expected.
Tuesday could be wet as a weak storm system arrives, but temperatures will climb to about 40 in the Bellingham area.
No more snow is in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service. Wednesday brings a slight chance of showers, followed by partly sunny skies into the weekend.