Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Early start to winter

Accidents wreaked havoc throughout county


December 8, 2022

Gordon Weeks

On Dec. 1, elementary school students and their parents wait for the school bus at the corner of Shelton Springs Road and Parsley Avenue. School starts were running two hours late because of snowfall.

It's autumn on the calendar but winter weather appeared with a week of steady snow and precipitation that knocked out power and forced school cancellations.

According to, Shelton received 3.21 inches of precipitation from Nov. 29 to Tuesday. Belfair received 2.76 inches of precipitation, according to A Facebook post by a Union resident showed 24 inches of snow piled up.

Two winter weather advisories were issued last week. The Mason County Sheriff's Office also reported snow-related accidents Dec. 2, including a collision on state Route 3 at milepost 9 by the Deer Cr...

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