Tacoma hit by early morning snow




Posted on December 29, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 29 at 2:02 PM

TACOMA, Wash. -- Residents in Tacoma woke up to a white blanket of snow.

Around 3 a.m., the snow started coming down in the PierceCounty community The snow showers lasted for about an hour. DOT camera showed the heavy flakes coming down along State Route 16.

"It's exciting," said Micha Robertson who was driving from work in Tacoma to his home in Everett. "The snow is sticking a little bit. It takes getting used to," said Robertson who is an Arizona native.

Cassie Woodley woke up to find her car covered in snow.

"I had to let it warm up for some time," Woodley said.

Woodley say the major streets were clear but some of the smaller residential streets were covered in snow this morning. She had to clear off her windshield before she could drive.

"I had to break out the credit card to scrape the windshield," said Woodley.

"Just slush" is how truck driver Albert Wilborn described the roadways around Tacoma this morning. He is more concerned about the snow melting.

"It will freeze over later," said Wilborn.

Just before sunrise the temperatures dropped to freezing. All of the melting snow turned into ice. Snowplows were out sanding the steep hills around Tacoma. Fortunately, trash trucks were still able to make it around the city.

A police dispatcher says there are no reports of any major weather related traffic problems in Tacoma or Pierce County.





the snow is sticking a little bit it takes getting used to









when i woke up this morning it was raining....this is nice