Snow hits Gresham area
East Multnomah County awoke to a blanket of snow on Saturday, Feb. 9. as it snowed through the night accumulating approximately four inches of snow on the ground.
Two more inches of snow may fall on Saturday, and heavy winds are expected throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. Winds may hit speeds of up to 35 mph, and will cause the snow to drift.
Today the high temperature is expected to hit 32 degrees. With the mercury not rising above the freezing point, little snow will melt.
A slight chance of snow is is forecast for Sunday, Feb. 9, with any snow predicted to turn into a snow and rain mix in the evening.
More snow and rain mixtures are possible throughout the work week.
In preparation of the heavy snow, grocery stores in Gresham, Wood Village and Troutdale were packed with customers stocking up on food on Friday evening, Feb. 8.
While the city of Gresham normal business services were closed for the weekend, crews were busy responding with anti-icer and de-icer and are plowing the city's snow priority routes.
The priority routes are the more heavily traveled streets in the city and include Powell Boulevard, Burnside Street and Stark Street.
Car collisions have been reported in the East Portland area this morning, according to Portland Police Bureau of Emergency Communication incident reports. A semi-truck at Corbett Hill and Reed roads slid of the road and was blocking the road in the early hours of Feb. 9.
For commuters, TriMet buses are running on chains, and cannot run at speeds faster than 25 mph, according to TriMet's website. The TriMet bus schedule is available at https://trimet.org/alerts/winterweather.htm.
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