Snow, snow everywhere on Mt. Hood

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. - The snow was flying on Mt. Hood Monday morning.

Overnight temperatures were warm, with rain and wind through the lower elevations.

Strong west winds were lifting the moisture up into the Cascades, causing the snow. Colder air began moving in, so the snow was sticking to the ground at elevations as low as 4,000 feet.

Roads were covered with slushy snow and ODOT recommended drivers carry chains or use traction tires. That could change later in the day as temperatures drop further.

Mt. Hood Meadows reported 3 inches of new snow, but only limited early season operations with just over 18 inches of snow for the base.

The forecast called for moisture to end later Monday, but for the cold, dry air to remain in place.