Freezing rain and snow continue into Christmas Eve; roads remain dangerous

Courtesy Suzy Greenberg

This story was last updated at 6:30 PM on Dec. 24, 2017. Click here for our updated forecast.

A wintry mix descended on the Portland metro region Sunday, causing slick and potentially dangerous road conditions.

Local agencies are warning drivers to stay off the streets if at all possible, as a mix of rain, snow and freezing rain continues to fall throughout the day. A Winter Weather Advisory expires at 10 p.m. Sunday.


If you plan on heading out, use TripCheck beforehand to check for any closures or crashes. PBOT is requiring drivers to use chains or traction tires on West Burnside. Traction devices are also required on Cornell Road in Washington County.

A second round of moisture returned around 3 p.m., bringing with it freezing rain and snow. for much of the region.

It'll eventually change to rain once temperatures warm up later in the evening, but expect to see more snow in the Gorge, the Cascades and many areas east of Interstate 205.

Monday looks warmer in the morning with showers.


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Crews in Portland prepared for the weather by putting down more than 6,000 gallons of anti-icer Friday night across the city.

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