Seattle receives the most snow in 70 years
Seattle hit by unusually heavy snowfall
Snow began falling north of Seattle with some areas recording 8 inches (20 centimeters) of snow before it made its way south and enveloped the city.
Many businesses closed early so workers could get home.
In pic: A boy carries a sled in the snow in Seattle, Washington.
Freshly fallen snow
In pic: Homes are seen covered with freshly fallen snow in Seattle, Washington.
Who wants more?
In pic: Snow collects on rental bikes parked outside of a library during a storm in Seattle, Washington.
Large storm blanketed the city
Elsewhere, more than 148,000 customers were without electricity in Michigan following days of freezing rain.
In pic: People play on a hill in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood after a large storm blanketed the city with snow in Seattle, Washington.
Snow-covered fishing nets
Schools and colleges had canceled classes ahead of the storm expected to bring 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 centimeters) of snow. Scores of flights were cancelled or delayed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
In pic: Fishing nets covered with snow are seen near a shipyard in Seattle, Washington.
A woman sleds
In pic: A woman sleds while her dog chases her at Gas Works Park after a large storm blanketed the city with snow in Seattle, Washington.
Forecasters said Portland, Oregon, could get up to 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow later in the day, with two more snowstorms expected to hit the city next week.
In pic: Two boys build a snowman with their mother in Seattle, Washington.
In pic: A sign at a hardware store warns customers that there is no remaining ice melt, salt, snow shovels, or sleds for sale in Seattle, Washington.