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It tough going, whether driving or walking in downtown Anacortes. With at least one foot of snow on the ground, many Anacortes residents must feel snowed-in. More snow fell Sunday night, but the Monday forecast is looking a bit better.

As much as 4-5 inches of new snow overnight Saturday night. Another 3-4 inches fell overnight Sunday night.  Temperatures hovered near freezing for most of Sunday and Monday morning, Burlington airport recorded 32 degrees.

With a chance that temperatures could go up a bit, the snow could start to turn to slush, then everything may freeze again Monday night. No new snow accumulations are forecast until Tuesday night, when another storm is expected to hit. But, there is a slight chance of snow showers today.

A warning from Dustin Terpening, with state transportation department “All highways in Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties are compact snow and ice. Be careful if you're headed out today.”

No garbage or recycling pickup today. Schools are closed for the holidays.

One bright spot: two more minutes of daylight today. Sunday was the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year.

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