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Winter Weather Advisory issued December 08 at 4:47AM PST until December 09 at 4:00AM PST by NWS

...SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SNOW EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND... .SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT AND WILL CONTINUE OFF ANDON THROUGH THE WEEKEND. ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL OCCUR THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY WITH ANOTHER ROUND EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY. FOR THE CENTRAL

This Afternoon

Hi24° Heavy Snow

Tonight

Lo21° Heavy Snow

Friday

Hi27° Snow Likely

Friday Night

Lo22° Snow Likely then Slight Chance Snow

Saturday

Hi31° Chance Snow

Saturday Night

Lo25° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi32° Slight Chance Snow

Sunday Night

Lo23° Chance Snow

Monday

Hi29° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Monday Night

Lo14° Partly Cloudy

Everyday Business | Mucky-mucks meet mucky-mucks

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Execs with Quincy's Cold Train Express and shipping companies address the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday about the importance of the refrigerated rail line to the apple industrty. From left are Patrick Boss, Pat Connelly, Cole Jessup and Mike Durfee.

Mucky-mucks who use and operate the Port of Quincy’s intermodal terminal and the Cold Train Express met Tuesday with legislative mucky-mucks in Olympia to explain just how important the refrigerated rail line is to the state’s apple industry.

Organized by 12th District Rep. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, the special work session gave the Quincy contingent a chance to talk about the Cold Train’s reliability, fuel efficiency, huge capacity and speed in getting fresh produce to 20 states in the Midwest and on the East Coast.

Addressing the House Transportation Committee were Port of Quincy Commissioner Patric Connelly, Port and Cold Train media rep Patrick Boss, Cole Jessup of Columbia Marketing International (a fruit company) and Mike Durfee of Diamond Logistics Northwest (a shipping company).

In case you’re not up to date on long-distance chilled shipping methods, the Cold Train Express is based in Quincy and runs about 400 refrigerated rail cars filled with mostly produce to eastern distribution hubs (Chicago, New York City, Jacksonville, Fla.).