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More snow is in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow as temperatures keep us in a deep freeze. Burlington airport recorded a low of 19 degrees this morning and a high yesterday of 28. 

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(Business nearly as usual near the Post Office, despite the icy streets)

More snow is in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow as temperatures keep us in a deep freeze. Burlington airport recorded a low of 19 degrees this morning and a high yesterday of 28. 

The weather service says heavy snow is likely over western Washington on Wednesday.

Three to six inches are possible in certain areas... including the east Puget Sound lowlands... parts of the northwest and southwest interiors mainly near the Cascades... and the inland parts of the Strait of Juan de Fuca area. Snow in these areas will begin in the north late Tuesday night and spread south Wednesday morning. By Wednesday night three to six inches of new snow are possible.

City driving conditions came up at Monday night’s City Council meeting. Mayor Dean Maxwell said that the city is adding a bit of rock salt to the sand that city crews are spreading on icy streets to make the going a bit easier. The mayor said crews are on the streets at 4am laying sand.

And, he said Anacortes isn’t prepared for long icy spells. “These situations are difficult for us. We’re not geared up like the Northeast.”

Council member Nick Petrish complained about one intersection where he had a tough time. Maxwell said he’d get a crew out to lay some sand. The mayor suggested that Commercial Ave. is in better shape than Q/R Ave. for anyone coming into or leaving town.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,695 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

299 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

363,840 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,743 Hospitalizations

5,428 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 22, 2021.

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Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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