Clark County children enjoy their first snow day of the season

And there’s a possibility of more snow in the forecast this weekend and into next week

CLARK COUNTY — Children across Clark County enjoyed their first (but possibly not last) snow day on Tuesday.

A dusting of snow and below freezing temperatures across much of the region caused school districts to exercise caution, canceling classes on Tuesday. Waste Connections also canceled trash and recycling pick-up for many customers. The company says pickup will likely be delayed one day for customers the rest of this week.

Youngsters enjoying a snow day in Battle Ground made this five-foot-tall snowman in McConnell Park on Tuesday morning. Photo by Chris Brown
Youngsters enjoying a snow day in Battle Ground made this five-foot-tall snowman in McConnell Park on Tuesday morning. Photo by Chris Brown

While most places outside of the higher elevations only saw an inch or two still around this morning, children across the area tried to make the best of it. A few grabbed their sleds and headed for any nearby hills. Others held snowball fights, albeit brief ones as the supply of fresh snow ran out quickly.

Road crews for Vancouver and Clark County were out overnight working to de-ice roads, but conditions still proved treacherous for anyone who ventured out. Pictures of cars slipping, sliding, or ending up in a ditch were common on social media as people dealt with the morning commute.

Kaden Poston prepares to launch a snowball at Jaden Denfeld at McConnell Park in Battle Ground on Tuesday. Photo by Chris Brown
Kaden Poston prepares to launch a snowball at Jaden Denfeld at McConnell Park in Battle Ground on Tuesday. Photo by Chris Brown

While there’s been no additional precipitation today, the National Weather Service in Portland says some areas could be treacherous again overnight. Temperatures are expected to dip back below freezing shortly after 7 p.m., and get into the 20’s for most of us overnight, so any areas where roadways didn’t dry off could be candidates for black ice and slick conditions for the Wednesday morning commute.

Cold temps are expected to continue through the rest of this week, with lows at or below freezing, and highs in the upper 30’s or low 40’s. Another system could potentially move through the area Friday night into Saturday, with the potential for a significant snowfall event. At this point forecasters say it’s too far out to know for sure how things will develop, but the current weather pattern has cold temps and potential snowfall occurring through potentially the next 10 days.

Be sure to keep track of any closures or school delays here at ClarkCountyToday.com, and on our social media feeds. You can also share your photos.

When there isn’t much snow, you get more creative with your snowpeople. Photo courtesy of Veronica Mirehouse
When there isn’t much snow, you get more creative with your snowpeople. Photo courtesy of Veronica Mirehouse
Duck! Sharlene Adams braved a snowball from her son Kaden to send us this fun photo. Photo courtesy of Sharlene Adams
Duck! Sharlene Adams braved a snowball from her son Kaden to send us this fun photo. Photo courtesy of Sharlene Adams
Three-year old Madelyn Wagner enjoyed the brief snowfall on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Melissa Wagner
Three-year old Madelyn Wagner enjoyed the brief snowfall on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Melissa Wagner
Jen Pash’s pup Penelope had a blast in the snow on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Jen Pash
Jen Pash’s pup Penelope had a blast in the snow on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Jen Pash
Midna and Kip enjoy a walk in the snow on Monday night. Photo courtesy of Karen Brown
Midna and Kip enjoy a walk in the snow on Monday night. Photo courtesy of Karen Brown
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About The Author

Chris Brown comes to Clark County Today with 15 years of local news experience as a reporter, editor, and anchor at KXL News Radio and KOIN-6 TV in Portland. In 2016, he won an Oregon Association of Broadcaster's award for Best Investigative Reporting for a series on America's Violent Youth. He has also been awarded by the Associated Press for Best Breaking News coverage as editor of Portland's Morning News following the 2015 school shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The second oldest of eight home-schooled children, Brown graduated from high school two years early. After several odd jobs, he earned an internship at KXL Radio, eventually working his way into a full-time job. Brown has lived in Clark County his entire life, and is very excited at the opportunity to now focus full-time on the significant stories happening in his own back yard, rather than across “the river.’’ After a few years in Vancouver, he recently moved back to Battle Ground with his wife and two young daughters. When he's not working to report what's happening in Clark County, Brown enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, taking pictures, or working in the yard. He also actually does enjoy long walks on the beach, and sunsets.

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