Several inches of snow for some places in our region; trips discouraged because roads remain covered | Local news


PORTLAND, Ore., METRO REGION (KPTV) – Much of the area is waking up to a new layer of snow covering the ground, one to seven inches, Sunday morning.

There is a wide range of snow totals as the weather system has continued to move across southwestern Washington and northwestern Oregon.

The Forest Grove Fire Department reported seven inches to the ground Sunday morning.

FOX 12 chief meteorologist Mark Nelsen said most of the metro area had detected a trace at an inch and a half. The totals were higher in places like Salem, Newberg and Albany. Some viewers reported Salem over five inches.

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PBOT reminds drivers to prepare in advance for winter weather conditions

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) – One of the Portland Transportation Bureau’s biggest tips this weekend is to monitor the weather conditions at your destination…

Snowfall makes it difficult to drive on many streets in the city. The Salem Police Department tweeted that officers have been busy responding to collisions due to icy road conditions. He urges residents to reconsider their drive out. The Forest Grove Fire Department is urging people to stay home and avoid the roads.

The Portland Transportation Bureau said crews were working 12-hour shifts to clear snow and keep roads safe. It is said that if you have to travel this weekend be sure to monitor conditions at your destination before you go.

Power outages were reported due to snow on Sunday. As of noon, Portland General Electric reports that just under 600 customers are without power. Pacific Power said 168 customers are without power.

Warming centers are also open throughout Multnomah County. You can find a list by clicking here.

This is the news in development. FOX 12 will update this story when more information becomes available.

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