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Monday, January 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Storm forces some school closures in Stevens County

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

 (National Weather Service)
(National Weather Service)

A snowstorm that pummeled some areas north of Spokane forced several school closures Monday morning.

The Mary Walker School District in Springdale, Valley School District, Loon Lake School District and Chewelah School District all closed schools. The National Weather Service reported as much as 4 inches of snow fell in Springdale, while areas near Deer Park saw an inch and a half.

Areas farther south in Spokane and to the east in Coeur d’Alene saw a light dusting of snow, said weather service meteorologist Greg Koch, though not enough to stick around for the Monday morning commute.

Koch said temperatures in Spokane would remain on the warm side, with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s.Freezing rain will be possible Tuesday evening when temperatures dip below freezing.

Koch warned that sidealks and residential streets could be icy Wednesday morning, while arterials and highways should remain bare and wet.

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