PORTLAND A winter weather advisory was in effect through Monday morning in the Gorge, and some school districts had two-hour delays and buses on snow routes.

A new storm watch started in the Gorge Sunday for freezing rain, sleet and possibly some snow from Cascade Locks east. Officials warn drivers to avoid the Gorge if possible until mid-Monday at least.

KGW Meteorologist Jim Donovan says things will warm up Monday but the freezing rain will extend east from Washougal to Hood River Sunday evening. Snow is expected in the Hood River valley.

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At least four accidents were reported along Interstate 84 Saturday afternoon.

A three-car accident backed up traffic near Cascade Locks Saturday morning just before another crash near Multnomah Falls.

No major injuries were reported, but a lot of nerves were rattled.

The Gorge was hit with freezing rain late Thursday and early Friday that caused headaches for drivers and those commuting east of the metro area.

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Rain showers will begin in the Metro area with high temperatures hovering around the 40s on Saturday and Sunday.

More rain will come earlier in the week with freezing rain expected to continue in the Gorge.

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