Although we are still tracking some light snow and icy/snow covered roads, the biggest concern for the morning will be the frigid temperatures. We are starting off with temperatures a few degrees above/below zero. Due to a breezy wind this morning, our wind chill, or what it "feels" like is well below zero. Please bundle up with numerous layers as you head out this morning. You will likely need to keep all the layers on hand throughout the day as highs reach the teens and low 20s with lingering flurries possible. For a full look at the weekend, click on the "Weather" tab.
A snow blown sidewalk is covered in snow once again as the snow continues falling, on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, in Spokane, Wash., after a record breaking 17 inches fell over a 24 hour period. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
UNDATED (AP) -- Deep snow has been causing Christmas travel problems in the West.
The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings and advisories for large sections of the region.
In California's Sierra Nevada, heavy snow and whiteout conditions shut down an 80-mile stretch of Interstate 80 for several hours. The highway has since reopened.
In Washington state, part of the roof of a high school collapsed under the weight of snow, ice and water from the recent storms. Olympia Fire Department officials say about 2,500 square feet of the roof of fell in. No one was hurt.
But there's good news for skiers. About 2 feet of snow has fallen overnight in the mountains around Lake Tahoe, bringing totals at some resorts in the past two weeks to 10 feet.
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