A couple inches of snow overnight is creating a slick morning commute in Spokane.
The National Weather Service measured 2.1 inches that fell since Tuesday evening at its office on the West Plains.
Many arterials as of 6:30 a.m. remained covered in snow in Spokane. The city and the state Department of Transportation tweeted that their crews are de-icing and plowing.
Spokane police warned drivers that roads are slick and that multiple collisions have been reported. The Washington State Patrol reported a car hauler crashed on a hill outside Colfax.
The weather service reported that snow stopped falling at their office about 6 a.m.
“The snow is done for today,” said Ron Miller, weather service meterorologist.
It should be a cloudy day in Spokane with rain starting around sunset and continuing through most of the night, Miller said.
“It’s going to be a little breezy tomorrow but nothing really of note,” Miller said.
The high temperature Wednesday is expected to be about 36 degrees and temperatures should warm up Thursday to a high of 43.
“Any snow that you have around is most likely going to be melted by tomorrow afternoon,” Miller said.
While there is a 20% chance of snow Thursday and Friday the weekend is expected to be dry with low temperatures in the mid-20s and highs in the mid-30s.