ARLINGTON, WA. -- A steady snow fall in the Arlington area made the roads a bit more challenging for Thanksgiving travelers.
Just before 4:00 a.m. Thursday morning, flurries were flying in Marysville, and precipitation strengthened moving north along Interstate 5.
In Arlington, snow fell consistently for several hours. Counties north of Seattle saw at least a dozen early morning accidents.
Christina Garcia who was headed into work around 4:30 a.m. told us it was her first time driving in the snow.
I'm a little bit nervous, said Garcia.
In Bellevue, on-ramps leading onto Interstate 90 werethick were compact snow, but the highways are mostly bare and wet. However, heavy snow turned to sleet by 9:00 a.m.
The City of Bellevue reported, Up to 1 inch of snow fell citywide Thursday morning, with more in the higher elevation neighborhoods south of Interstate 90. While compact snow and ice remains on many residential side streets, as of 10 a.m. primary arterials were mostly bare and wet.
KING5 Meteorologist Rich Marriott said, Around Puget Sound the transition to rain shouldcontinue with most areas seeing rain by mid afternoon. There could be some spotty areas of freezing rain during the transition, especially near the foothills and in southwestern Washington. Check the latest weather forecast now.
Keelia Agsunod also had to work Thanksgiving morning. Before her 12-hour shift started, she told KING 5 News the weather made her so nervous she decided the night before to get a hotel room near work.
I've driven on ice before, but I am a somewhat inexperienced driver. I just didn't want to take any chances, said Agsunod.
Lots of travelers will be on the roads Thanksgiving day, and the Department of Transportation warned that with moisture and cold temperatures there could be icy patches on the roads.
Kyle Ripley said he started his holiday drive early Thursday morning, and saw some rough spots.
I drove from Corvalis up here and there was random patches of ice. We are headed up to Mt. Baker right now, and all the back roads are really bad, said Ripley.
WSDOT said crews began work early this morning, but warned that a lot of Puget Sound routes might still see ice, especially when the snow turns to rain and temperatures drop this evening.