Snow problems were few on island

Drivers navigated snowy streets on Bainbridge Island last weekend with few mishaps.

About an inch of snow was reported on the island last Saturday, and the Bainbridge Island Fire Department responded to two accidents where drivers lost control and went off the road.

No one was hurt in either incident.

“They both kind of slid into the ditch and the people got out and walked away,” said Bainbridge Island Fire Department Assistant Chief Luke Carpenter.

The timing of the snowfall, late on Feb. 8, was likely a factor in the few problems that were reported. Carpenter said things might have been different if the snow had come on a weekday when more people are on the road.

“It’s nice that it happened on a Saturday night,” he said. “It might have been a different story otherwise.”

This weekend the weather will be snow-free, but wet.

The National Weather Service office in Seattle is forecasting rain for Saturday, Feb. 15 and heavy rain on Sunday, Feb. 16. There is a 100 percent chance of rain on both days.

Temperatures are expected to hover around a high of 45 degrees Fahrenheit.


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