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Snow blast blankets Auburn; minor problems, some road closures ensue

Mother Nature threw a snow-blown tantrum overnight, blanketing Auburn and causing minor problems.

The snowstorm closed a pair of roads around Lea Hill early Wednesday morning.

According to City officials, one main road at 105th Place Southeast and 108th Avenue Southeast remained closed as of noon Wednesday.

City street crews were expecting to work 12-hour shifts through Thursday. The effort consists of five sanders with plows, two de-icers with plows, along with two-man hand crews to assist with stranded motorist and two supervisors/managers.

City emergency officials say there have been some minor accidents, but traffic remained light as many residents opted to stay home.

Travel on main hill routes became increasingly difficult with several vehicles becoming stuck during the early morning commute, officials said. Street crews and police were working together to keep routes open.

City officials ask motorist to avoid abandoning stuck vehicles in traffic lanes as it creates a hazard for other drivers and impedes the efforts of snow removal crews and emergency vehicles.

Another 1-3 inches of snow is forecast for Auburn today. Six to 10 inches of snow has fallen throughout the Auburn area.

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