Dusting of snow may be sign of more to come this weekend

first_imgBuses were delayed and several schools were closed on Wednesday following overnight snowfall across Clark County. And forecasters predict more snow may hit the area this weekend.The National Weather Service in Portland had forecasted a mix of snow and rain across the Portland-Vancouver area for Wednesday morning, but weather officials were somewhat surprised by the amount of snowfall in one portion of the county.The county’s school districts sent out alerts warning of the delays and closures.The Battle Ground, Camas, Green Mountain, Hockinson and La Center school districts’ buses traveled on snow routes, which caused two-hour delays for the start of the school day.Battle Ground and Hockinson schools canceled morning preschool programs.Battle Ground announced around 7:30 a.m. that its north schools had been closed for the day. Washougal School District said about an hour later that it had closed its facilities for the day.Green Mountain cancelled its lunch service and asked students to bring a lunch.Meteorologist Evan Bentley said areas around 500 feet in the Vancouver area got a light dusting of snow, but not a measurable amount. The snow quickly melted in lower areas, he said.last_img read more