Winter storm: Saturday morning snowfall totals for western Washington

SEATTLE -- Millions of people in western Washington are waking up to a blanket of snow on the ground.

A winter storm came through Friday and brought steady snow and heavy winds overnight, causing power outages for thousands of people.

As of 7 a.m. Saturday, more than 45,000 Puget Sound Energy customers were without power from Bellingham to Olympia. Click here to see the outage map.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office responded to 54 reports of traffic hazards (including a call in which someone decided to block 192nd St E. with 5-foot tall snowballs), 16 abandoned or disabled vehicles in the roadway, 5 injury collisions, 2 hit and runs, 11 non-injury collisions, 15 reports of reckless drivers and 12 requests for welfare checks.

In the Tacoma and Olympia areas, Washington State Patrol troopers responded to 194 collisions from 11 a.m. Friday through 10 a.m. Saturday.

Bus service in King County has been reduced to 60 core routes that the city of Seattle prioritizes for snow and ice removal.

With temperatures expected to stay below freezing, all the snow you see on the ground will stay there for a while.

Officials are asking people to stay off the roads if possible. Conditions will continue to be hazardous for the rest of the weekend.

Click below for viewer-submitted photos from around western Washington:

Q13 Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley says there's a lot more snow in the forecast. The region is expected to get more snow Sunday evening, Monday evening, Tuesday, Wednesday morning, Thursday afternoon, and also next Friday and Saturday.

*Note: These are preliminary estimates. Some areas likely got more snow than what's being reported, and some got less. These numbers are not considered official data. And they will change on Saturday as snow continues to fall.**

UPDATE from the National Weather Service at 10 a.m. Saturday:

Image courtesy National Weather Service

Here are the preliminary snowfall reports as of 7 a.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service:

KING COUNTY

  • Renton: 8 inches
  • Seatac (the town): 7.2 inches
  • Vashon Island: 6.5 inches
  • Normandy Park: 5.5 inches
  • Sea-Tac Airport: 5.5 inches
  • Kirkland: 5 inches
  • Bellevue: 4.5 inches
  • North Seattle: 3.9 inches
  • Seattle: 2.5 inches

PIERCE COUNTY

  • Puyallup: 8-10 inches
  • Bonney Lake: 7.3 inches
  • University Place: 6 inches
  • Tacoma: 5 inches

SNOHOMISH COUNTY

  • Everett: 6.5 inhes
  • Smokey Point: 5 inches
  • Mountlake Terrace: 4 inches

KITSAP COUNTY

  • Bremerton: 8 inches

THURSTON COUNTY

  • Olympia: 5.5 inches

CLALLAM COUNTY

  • Port Angeles: More than 10 inches. 18-20 inches in some areas.
  • Sequim: More than 10 inches

More viewer-submitted photos:

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