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Traffic updates: Icy roads lead to crashes, stalled vehicles

Here’s a look at the status of some of the most-used highways and roads in the region.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Editor's note: This story was last updated Friday, Feb. 12, at 4:49 p.m. It will no longer be updated. Get the latest Portland snowstorm traffic updates here.

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Snow and freezing rain from a winter storm have led to snow-covered roads in the Columbia River Gorge and traffic issues in the Portland metro area. Roads are getting icy, so be cautious if you're driving.

Here’s a look at the status of some of the most-used highways and roads in the region.

Interstate 84

The interstate is open in both directions. A crash earlier Friday afternoon had closed the eastbound lanes near Multnomah Falls but the crash has since be cleared and the lanes reopened.

Falling snow and strong wind gusts have led to difficult driving conditions in the Columbia River Gorge. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said several crashes have been reported. The sheriff's office advises people to stay home.

Highway 26

There have been crashes reported on Highway 26 in the Portland metro area but the road is open.

Stalled vehicles Friday morning had closed the westbound lanes near the Oregon Zoo. Those lanes have reopened but the road is still icy.

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Interstate 5

The freeway remains open but there have been reports of icy roads and crashes.

Interstate 205

The freeway remains open but there have been reports of icy roads and crashes.

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Portland hills

There have been reports of crashes in Portland’s West Hills, a common problem area during snow events.

Northwest Germantown Road is closed indefinitely between Skyline Boulevard and Kaiser Road due to dangerous conditions and multiple stalled vehicles. Northwest Cornelius Pass Road is also closed between Skyline Boulevard and Highway 30. 

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has set up a chain-up area on West Burnside.

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