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Health Department Closes at 2:00 p.m. Today

November 22, 2010

Tacoma - Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department will close today, November 22, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., due to dangerous winter weather. Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy also announced that the county's offices are also closed.

The National Weather Service has announced that an additional two to six inches of snow will fall in the county today. Snow is expected to come in bands, at times quite heavy, as marine air moves inland. By 7:00 p.m., very cold, dry air is expected to arrive in Pierce County from Canada. Forecasts are for sustained 10 to 30 mph winds out of the north with possible strong gusts. The addition of winds to snow-laden trees could result in breaking limbs, falling trees, and power outages.

The department should open in the morning (Tuesday, November 23), at 8:30 a.m.

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