PORTLAND – Snow closed some schools and created treacherous traveling conditions from the North Coast, down into the Willamette Valley and up through Portland Friday as wintry conditions spread across the region.
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.
Morning commutes from Vancouver into Portland on Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 slowed to a crawl. Spinouts stalled traffic along State Route 14. Travel along surface streets throughout the metro area was slowed by a mix of light snow and icy slush.
School districts in the Coast Range and Southwest Washington closed or had buses on snow routes and some delayed starts. School closures and delays
The snow arrived first at the coast. "Two inches and still snowing in Newport, Oregon," reported Trista Selfridge about 4 a.m. Trista Boudon reported three inches in Warrenton at 9 a.m., with snow continuing to fall though the morning.
By midday, when snow decreased, Corvallis reported 9 inches, Eugene had 4 inches, Scappoose had nearly 5 inches and some areas of the coast saw several inches.
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