PORTLAND Strong winds remained Monday morning in eastern parts of the metro area, but fears of an icy morning commute did not materialize. The forecast for late Monday evening calls for light rain.

Blustery winds hit the Columbia River Gorge Sunday, where gusts reached 40 mph.

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Sunday s clear dry weather made for a chilly morning with patches of ice on the metro area s roads and highways.

The Portland Department of Transportation sent out de-icer trucks Sunday night and crews from the Oregon Department of Transportation were heading out early Monday morning to make sure the morning commute goes smoothly.

The severe snow and ice that has been pounding the Midwest and East Coast continued to caused problems at the Portland International Airport. Cancellations continued Monday.

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