Pierce County residents felt the cold Thursday morning

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — Frigid conditions had people across Pierce County shivering Thursday morning.

“I was hoping that it starts getting hot but it’s the opposite,” said Peter Abongo who lives in DuPont.

Ryan Gilmore said he layered up because when that wind chill hits you, it’ll shock you.

“Not a very warm welcome. I’m ready for the spring, I’ll tell you that much,” said Gilmore.

Gilmore said over in Gig Harbor they got a decent amount of snow.

“Actually, I had a surprising amount of snow on my car this morning,” said Gilmore.

This morning when he drove over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge he was glad to see drivers taking it slow.

“The roads are a little icy. We were driving cautiously on the freeway. I think the average speed was about 45,” said Gilmore.

Down in DuPont, Peter Abongo says snow levels were a little higher.

“There was a lot of snow when I walk out in the morning, my car was covered in snow,” said Abongo.

The snow forced many school districts in Pierce County to start late, and further South even heavier snow forced schools in Olympia, Bremerton, and Hood Canal to cancel classes.

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