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A snowstorm falls to the northwest, people have been rescued in Sierra Nevada



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Z Associated Press

SEATTLE – A winter storm struck Washington's state of Washington and forced the departure of flights to Seattle when officials worked to get people out of the streets and shelters between the newest nation with winter weather.

Gov Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency for the state of Washington, in which everyone in the country should focus on staying safe, as a warning of the winter storm came into effect from Friday to Saturday at 4 pm. PST.

"The announcers predict that this could be a storm, unlike what we have seen for years," he said.

Snow began to fall north of Seattle, and some areas recorded 8 inches of snow before it came south and surrounded the city.

Many businesses have closed down so that workers can return home.

More than 50,000 customers were without electricity on Saturday, said the American company Puget Sound Energy.

On Saturday, at 9 am PST canceled more than 180 flights at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Vehicles going through snow in Olympia, Washington, on February 8, 2019.Ted S. Warren / AP

In California, more than 120 visitors and employees were rescued after five days of snowing in the Sierra Nevada resort.

Up to seven meters of snow, guests and staff were seized on Sunday at Montecito Sequoia Lodge in Kings Canyon National Park, said Alicia Embrey, US Forestry Representative.

The crew had to get to the huts in the mountains east of Fresno by snowmobile. Heavy equipment and crew were then cleared of more than 20 fallen trees and 8 miles of deep snow on the road leading to the hut to allow guests and staff to leave the property on Thursday evening.

Another winter storm was on the way to this region.

In the Yosemite National Park, trees that were damaged during snowstorms early this week damaged 50 residential buildings near Half Dome Village.


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