Icy roads make Oregon travel treacherous – KOIN.com
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -– Snow fell across the greater Portland metro area Sunday and freezing rain caused many roads in Oregon and Southwest Washington to freeze over.
Portland metro got an inch of snow Sunday morning, according to KOIN 6 Meteorologist Kristen Van Dyke.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. Monday in the Portland metro area and Central Willamette Valley.
Around 500 PGE customers were without power as of 11 p.m. in Clackamas and Multnomah Counties. An estimated 14,000 customers lost power at one point Sunday afternoon.
Snow transitioned to freezing rain during the evening hours Sunday, making for slick, slippery road conditions. Portland Police Bureau urged all drivers to stay off the roads unless it was absolutely necessary.
The freezing rain is expected to continue to fall Sunday night with a break around midnight. Another round will likely move in Monday morning, keeping the hazardous road conditions going.
Roads are expected to be icy for the Monday morning commute with temperatures staying at or below freezing. It will be a chilly day Monday with temperatures topping out in the mid to upper 30s.
We can expect a lull in the weather after another round of freezing rain moves through Monday morning. By Monday night more rain is expected to develop and temperatures will drop close to freezing, so we may have another day of freezing rain and icy roads.
Snow continues to fall in the Gorge. The region could pickup another 1-2 inches overnight.
Temperatures will remain chilly throughout the week. We can expect a break from the crazy weather mid-week, but more unsettled, chilly and wet conditions move back in as we get closer to the weekend.
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