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Winter Weather Advisory issued December 07 at 8:52PM PST until December 09 at 4:00AM PST by NWS

...SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SNOW EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND... .SNOW WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT AND WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON THROUGH THE WEEKEND. IT NOW APPEARS MOST OF THE REGION WILL ONLY SEE A ROUND OF LIGHT SNOW THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY WITH ONLY LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS AND THUS SEVERAL OF THE

Overnight

Lo17° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi26° Isolated Snow Showers then Heavy Snow

Thursday Night

Lo20° Heavy Snow

Friday

Hi28° Chance Snow

Friday Night

Lo21° Chance Snow

Saturday

Hi31° Chance Snow then Slight Chance Snow

Saturday Night

Lo22° Mostly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi32° Slight Chance Snow

Sunday Night

Lo23° Chance Snow

Monday

Hi29° Slight Chance Snow Showers

Smoke, fire traffic close area roads

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ENTIAT — The Mills Canyon Fire is also taking a toll on travel in Chelan County.

Highway 97A between Wenatchee and Entiat remains closed this morning in both directions due to low visibility from smoke and fire fighting activities, said Lauren Loebsack with Chelan County Public Works.

The closure runs from milepost 201 in Wenatchee to milepost 230.5 just south of Chelan, said a State Patrol advisory.

Traffic is being detoured along Highway 2 to Highway 97 on the eastside of the Columbia River.

As of 10 a.m. today, there was no estimated time for reopening the road.

Other Chelan County roads with fire restrictions — either closed or limited to local traffic only — include:

Near Wenatchee: Burch Mountain Road and Swakane Canyon Road.

Near Entiat: Casey Lane, Cemetery Road, Crum Canyon Road, Dinkelman Canyon Road, Entiat River Road, Jenne Drive, Jenne Lane, Mad River Road, Mills Canyon Road, Moe Ridge Road, Mud Creek Road, Osburn Canyon Road, Roaring Creek Road and Tyee Drive.

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