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Winter hits Mercer Island

The Mercer Island High School parking lot sat empty on the morning of Monday, Jan. 16 under a fresh blanket of snow. Students and staff had the day off in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. - Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter
The Mercer Island High School parking lot sat empty on the morning of Monday, Jan. 16 under a fresh blanket of snow. Students and staff had the day off in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

As the snowflakes fell on Sunday afternoon into Monday, Jan. 16 most Island residents were able to enjoy the holiday playing in the snow, or simply enjoying it from inside.

The winter weather is expected to continue into this week.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the greater Puget Sound area through Wednesday night.

Snow accumulation of several inches could be expected into Tuesday afternoon with more snow falling late Tuesday and into Wednesday.

Mercer Island schools and other local schools are expected to reopen on Tuesday, but could change depending on the weather. Check for closure information at www.schoolreport.org or watch our website for possible changes.

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