Deep freeze to keep roads iced over

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on February 24, 2011 at 5:27 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 4:25 PM

SEATTLE – The winter blast that delivered a big dose of snow to the Puget Sound has a lot of people cleaning up, chaining up and digging out. 

Freezing temperatures will keep the snow and ice around for the next few days, meaning the commute Friday morning was expected to still be treacherous.

Roads that haven't been pretreated with de-icing mixtures could get icy overnight, and stay that way.

Many school districts closed or announced delays Friday due to frozen snow and ice on the roads. Check school closures and delays

"We have had record low temperatures for the third day in a row," said KING 5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott. "In fact, if we take a look back over the past couple of days at Sea-Tac (airport)...Wednesday, we hit 27 (degrees), that broke the old record of 28 degrees."

Thursday hit a record low of 24 degree, breaking the 25 degree record. Friday morning hit a low of 21 degrees, breaking the 22 degree record mark. All of the records had been been set in 1962.

Forecasters had originally forecasted the storm to hit Wednesday afternoon and one to eight inches of widespread show throughout the Puget Sounds region; instead, the snow concentrated to the north, east and south regions late Wednesday night, and only minor accumulations in Seattle. KING 5 Meteorologist Jeff Renner explains what happened

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