Winter weather advisory could create difficult travel conditions on Cascade passes

Snow at Timberline Lodge on Oct. 12, 2017 (SBG photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Weather Service in Portland issued a winter weather advisory Thursday morning that lasts until Friday morning.

The advisory was issued Thursday 6 a.m. and it will end Friday at 6 a.m.

Forecasters say the advisory is for elevations above 4,000 feet.

Snow is expected to fall in high elevations with 5 to 10 inches near Santiam Pass and as much as 10 to 16 inches for higher ski resort elevations.

Motorists should plan ahead for difficult travel conditions, especially at night when the snow will cause visibility issues on the roads.

The National Weather Service said Highway 26 near Government Camp should see considerably less accumulation, with a rain and snow mixture.

The winter weather advisory is for the northern Oregon Cascades and the southern Washington Cascades including Santiam Pass and Mount St. Helens.

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