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Snowfall will continue through the day in Anchorage and Mat-Su

Snow accumulates along the Glenn Highway early Monday. (Borealis Broadband)

Snow that started Sunday night in Anchorage and Mat-Su will continue to fall through Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Core-area schools were closed in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School district, but Anchorage schools remained open.

Light freezing rain was occurring in some places in the Anchorage Bowl, making streets even slicker, the weather service said.

The storm was expected to deliver at least 3 inches of snow in West Anchorage and up to 9 inches east of the Seward Highway through 6 p.m., according to a 10:30 a.m. weather advisory.

Higher-elevation areas on the Anchorage Hillside can expect up to a foot of new snow, said Michael Kutz, a meteorologist with the Anchorage office of the NWS.

Between 4 and 8 inches of snow is forecast to fall through 9 p.m. in the Susitna Valley south of Willow and Hatcher Pass, and in the Matanuska Valley west of Chickaloon. And 12 to 18 inches of snow is forecast in the Hatcher Pass area.

"School is closed … due to increasing snow and deteriorating road conditions in the core area. Willow, Su-Valley, Talkeetna, Trapper Creek, Beryozva, and Glacier View are open," said a Facebook post from the Mat-Su School District.

Temperatures are forecast to remain below freezing in the early week, with no temperatures that would bring rain to the mix predicted, Kutz said.

"I don't think this is going to turn into ice capades," he said. "But we'll probably going to have another round of the ditch-divers invitational."

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