A heavy duty forklift travels on Kenai’s snowy streets after winter weather brought heavy snow to the western Kenai Peninsula on Sunday and Monday, on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

A heavy duty forklift travels on Kenai’s snowy streets after winter weather brought heavy snow to the western Kenai Peninsula on Sunday and Monday, on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Heavy snow hits peninsula

An overnight measurement taken Monday showed nearly 10 inches had fallen.

The western peninsula has been coated in snow after winter weather brought consistent snowfall over Sunday and Monday.

An overnight measurement taken Monday showed nearly 10 inches had fallen, Michael Kutz from the National Weather Service said.

A Winter Weather Advisory from the National Weather Service was active Sunday until Monday night. Beginning Tuesday and for the rest of the week, residents shouldn’t expect any more significant snowfall, due to a northwesterly flow coming through the area, according to the National Weather Service.

Both the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula College had a two-hour delayed start Monday morning. If more school closures are warranted this week, the school district will make the announcement by 7 a.m.

With extra snow on the ground, drivers can stay safe by driving slow. The Kenai Peninsula Borough is asking drivers not to “crowd the plow.” The borough maintains 645 miles of road and plowing begins when snow depth reaches 6 inches, a Facebook post from the Kenai Peninsula Borough said. Plowing times will vary due to snow weight, drifting or other changes to weather conditions, the post said.

The latest road conditions can be found by calling 511 or visiting www.511.alaska.gov.

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