Icy Streets Remain, But Look For Sun Breaks Today

PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) —  The Thursday morning commute was icy but snowfall, except for some flurries, is over, according to KGW meteorologist Rod Hill.

There will be sun breaks Thursday but temperatures will stay in the 30s, Hill said. The valley may see sunny skies on Friday afternoon. Expect the snow in your yards to stick around until Saturday. Sunday may be a wintry mix.

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Portland ended up with 2 to 3 inches of snow, Hill said. Parts of Salem had as much as 5 inches. Parts of Hood River county saw 6 inches.

Most school districts from Vancouver to Salem are closed Thursday. Portland city offices delayed opening until 10 a.m.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation issued a travel alert Wednesday night, saying people should delay all travel and stay in place because the snow is turning into ice.

Trucks over 10,000 lbs. were required to chain up between Albany and Portland, with many parked on freeway shoulders doing just that throughout the morning.


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