Below-freezing temperatures linger, another round of freezing rain on tap tonight


Though most major highways are clear, neighborhood streets, highway ramps and sidewalks remain iced-over following a mixture of freezing rain and snow over the holiday weekend.

Watch for black ice, slick spots and freezing fog.

Portland Bureau of Transportation officials have applied 5,000 gallons of de-icer Monday night, and they put down another 5,000 gallons Tuesday.


Meteorologist Mary Loos says a combination of below-freezing temperatures and an east wind will likely keep things frigid for the day Tuesday, as a band of moisture carrying freezing rain moves in overnight into Wednesday.

This means very little thawing will occur during the day Tuesday.

A band of freezing rain and snow is set to arrive around midnight Tuesday into Wednesday, which could create dangerous conditions for your Wednesday morning commute.

Don't expect a full de-thawing until Wednesday afternoon and possibly as late as Thursday.

The only spot with above-freezing temperatures is the coast, where a down-slope wind helping keep things relatively "warm" in the upper 30s and 40s.

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