First Major Snow Storm Brings Accidents, No Serious Injuries

Snow expected to taper off as the day goes on

The first big snow storm of 2012, and this winter, caused a lot of minor accidents for this morning's commute but didn't cause any serious injuries.

Kent Police responded to five accidents and six disabled vehicles that slid off the roadway or became stuck in the snow this morning.

Kent Police Lt. Paul Canfield said the number of accidents was less than he expected.

"All in all, (it's) not too bad considering this is our first major snowfall," he said.

The accidents this morning were mostly low-speed and weren't serious enough to warrant a response from paramedics with the Kent Fire Department.

A lake-effect snow warning put in place this morning by the National Weather Service expires at noon today.

Light snow is expected to continue tonight and into Wednesday, but it's the temperatures that will be of most concern. The NWS is predicting wind chills in the area of 1 degree Fahrenheit in Kent Wednesday.

An started this morning remains in effect indefinitely so Kent's plow crews can clear city streets of ice and snow.


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