West Linn sees late February flakes
A late season batch of winter weather surprised West Linn and the greater Portland area early in the week, beginning Monday and intensifying Tuesday.
By Wednesday, about 3.5 inches had fallen in the Portland area — the exact total varied based on elevation — and the West Linn-Wilsonville School District closed schools Wednesday following early dismissals Tuesday. After-school activities were also canceled Tuesday and Wednesday.
The West Linn Public Library and Adult Community Center closed early Tuesday, and a West Linn City Council work session scheduled for Tuesday night was canceled. City Hall opened late at 10 a.m. the next day, and the library opened at noon.
City of West Linn Transportation Supervisor Jeff Randall said the City followed its standard protocol of closing parts of several hillside roads like Summit Street, Pimlico Drive and Hidden Springs Road Tuesday night, while Sunset Avenue and Salamo Road were kept open for hill access.
Beyond clearing roads, it was a relatively quiet night for Public Works, according to Randall.
"I don't believe we had any cars stuck on hills or anything, so it was actually pretty good for us," Randall said, adding that there were also no reports of downed trees or burst pipes as of Wednesday morning.
The National Weather Service tweeted early Wednesday morning that more snow could be on the way.
So, maybe you're ready or maybe you're not for more snow. It looks like there's a pretty good chance for some more snow coming tonight, including the possibility for some light accumulations at low elevations. Keep track of the forecast for your area at https://t.co/6KyhfyFbl6— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) February 21, 2018