Snow falls Monday night in bucolic Auburn as temperatures drop. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Snow falls Monday night in bucolic Auburn as temperatures drop. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Snow, icy conditions force schools to close; affect roads and services

Winter gave Auburn the cold shoulder early Tuesday, an overnight freeze that hit streets, closed schools and made travel adventurous for some commuters.

Snow and icy conditions played havoc on area roadways, necessitating the Auburn School District, other nearby schools, and Green River and Highline colleges to cancel day and evening classes.

City crews were busy treating roads with sand, salt and plows.

For road conditions, check out the city cams online. For street conditions and routes, see

Because of the conditions, Republic Services did not service customers Tuesday morning. Customers may put out double the amount on their next collection day.

With low temperatures and snow in the forecast for the next several days, the city of Auburn in partnership with the Auburn Food Bank has opened a warming shelter at the William C. Warren Building in Veterans Memorial Park, 405 E St. NE.

The site will remain open through Wednesday and possibly longer if conditions persist. Hours of operation are 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

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