PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Winter Weather Advisory for the Cascades continues until 6 p.m. this evening, as snowflakes continue to fall as low as 2,000 feet.
Snow is sticking and accumulating at about 3,000 feet.
From Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning, 3 inches fell at Government Camp, SkiBowl saw more than 5 inches, and about 9 inches fell at Timberline and Mt. Hood Meadows.
WINTER IS COMING. Mt. Hood Meadows reported a half-foot snowfall in their base area Tuesday night. http://www.kgw.com/weatherPosted by KGW-TV on Wednesday, November 16, 2016
New snowfall of up 3 to 6 inches on the mountain is possible Wednesday.
The National Weather Service issued its Winter Weather Advisory for travel over Cascade passes starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Snow was already falling at Government Camp by 1 p.m. Tuesday.
It's snowing in Government Camp! A bit earlier than drivers expected. pic.twitter.com/4hZj9w6sCA— Keely Chalmers (@KeelyChalmers) November 15, 2016
The Oregon Department of Transportation had crews out overnight plowing and sanding both highways 26 and 35.
Will Ewing, manager of the ODOT yard in Government Camp, said drivers need be ready for winter driving conditions.
"Don't be cruising over the mountain wearing your flip flops and shorts," he said."You may end up having to get out of your vehicle, or chain up, or sit in delays due to a wreck or whatever else is going on out there. Just be prepared."
Drier weather arrives Thursday and Friday, but then as wet weather returns for the weekend, snow levels will likely be between 5,000 and 6,000 feet.