LINCOLN CITY, Ore. -- Snow shut down schools along the coast Friday morning as a cold front spiraled around the metro area sending wintry conditions into south valley the coast range and up into Vancouver.
Astoria, Knappa, Neah-Kah-Nie, Nestucca Valley, Seaside, Tillamook, Warrenton-Hammond and Clatsop County School districts were all closed. In Pacific County, Ilwaco, Naselle and Ocean Park School District were also closed.
At least one major accident was reported on Friday morning, as Oregon Highway 126 between Florence and Eugene was closed four miles east of Mapleton due to an overturned semi truck.
The National Weather Service posted a winter weather advisory and said cold will along the Oregon Coast throughout Friday. Snow was expected to continues through the afternoon, with most accumulation around 1 to 2 inches expected in most areas and up to 3 inches in the coastal range. An advisory remained in effect until 4 p.m. Friday.
Happy residents frolicking along snow covered beaches sent photos by Twitter at #kgwweather and posted them to KGW’s Facebook page.