Washington state braces for more now

SEATTLE (AP) — Schools and universities closed across Washington state and the Legislature cancelled all hearings Monday as the Northwest dealt with snow and ice and prepared for more as a series of winter storms socked the region.

In northern Utah commuters faced icy roads and several traffic accidents were reported along the Wasatch Front.

In parts of Washington state a winter storm watch is in effect through Tuesday afternoon. The greater Seattle area has already been hit by three snow storms this month and the National Weather Service reports that Seattle-Tacoma International Airport had received 14.1 inches (36 centimeters) of snow so far in February.

In Olympia, Washington, state lawmakers cancelled meetings and the University of Washington in Seattle called off classes.