Islanders collaborated on this “community snowman project” in downtown Mercer Island, said Jay Gleason. The snowman was already on a mailbox, and Gary Umemoto added the hat, the face and the arms. Photo courtesy of Jay Gleason

Islanders collaborated on this “community snowman project” in downtown Mercer Island, said Jay Gleason. The snowman was already on a mailbox, and Gary Umemoto added the hat, the face and the arms. Photo courtesy of Jay Gleason

White Christmas on Mercer Island | Eye on MI

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Snow covered the region starting on Dec. 24, giving Seattle its first “White Christmas” in nearly a decade.

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Christmas Eve snowfall brought a few road closures but no power outages to Mercer Island, according to the police department. Maintenance crews were hard at work sanding and de-icing streets. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Police Department

Christmas Eve snowfall brought a few road closures but no power outages to Mercer Island, according to the police department. Maintenance crews were hard at work sanding and de-icing streets. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Police Department

Snow covered Mercer Island on Dec. 25. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Police Department

Snow covered Mercer Island on Dec. 25. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Police Department

Santa visited the Mercer Island Community Center on Dec. 8 for Parent’s Night Out. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation

Santa visited the Mercer Island Community Center on Dec. 8 for Parent’s Night Out. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation

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