There’s snow place like home

Last blast of winter

Leader news staff
news@ptleader.com
Posted 2/18/21

Leader News Staff news@ptleader.com

 

Winter’s last gasp.

Or so we hope.

Beginning late Friday, Feb. 12, a winter storm blew through Jefferson County. 

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There’s snow place like home

Last blast of winter

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Leader News Staff
news@ptleader.com

Winter’s last gasp.

Or so we hope.

Beginning late Friday,
Feb. 12, a winter storm blew through Jefferson County. 

The following day, residents awoke to a blanketing of white powder — a scene fit for Hallmark. The amount of snowfall throughout the area varied from several inches to more than a foot. 

Port Townsend Chief of Police Troy Surber said the winter weather over the weekend was met with fairly minimal incidents. 

The chief did say he had received reports of a number of vehicle collisions that had occurred out by Mill Road, but he noted that to his knowledge the collisions were minor, low-impact crashes. 

The Washington State Patrol responded to six vehicle crashes, and three calls for abandoned or disabled vehicles in Jefferson County, during and after the storm, according to Trooper Jessica E. Schob.

The winter snowstorm rolling through Western Washington left thousands across the region without power Saturday morning, but Jefferson County, outages were limited to one just after 11 a.m. Feb. 13 on Jackman Street in Port Townsend.

Jefferson County PUD said 134 customers were impacted and a repair crew had been mobilized.

The weather prompted Washington State Ferries to shift to severe weather schedules on all of its ferry routes from Saturday through Monday, Feb. 15.

The scheduling change was announced by WSF just before
11 a.m. Saturday.

WSF said reservation rules were relaxed due to the snow, and customers traveling on reservation routes would not be charged no-show fees.

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