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Schools in Washington to remain closed on Monday

IANS  |  San Francisco 

Many schools in the US state of have been ordered to remain closed for Monday as a result of heavy snowstorms that swept the state over the weekend, the news outlet KEPR TV in said.

There will be no preschool classes, and all other activities in some schools and colleges involving events, athletic practices, fitness centres and even library use will be cancelled, quoted the KEPR TV as reporting on Saturday.

Heavy snow covered beginning Friday, and the Service said the unusual brought some areas around more than 10 inches of snow on Saturday, "the most in February in 70 years."

has closed major roads overnight because of blowing and drifting snow, KEPR TV said.

tweeted Saturday that hundreds of cars were stranded near the state's I-82 highway and Coffin road in after a collision piled up earlier in the day.

Washington declared a state of emergency for the state in anticipation of the upcoming storm on Friday.

"I have declared a state of emergency in preparation for this #wasnow storm. Everyone in WA needs to focus on preparing for the snow and staying safe," he tweeted.



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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 06:14 IST