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Heavy winds and more snow is expected throughout the day in East Multnomah County

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Ted Vickers, 56, and his son Billy Vickers, 2, got a face full of snow during a fun session of sledding in Main City Park Saturday morning, Feb. 9. 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.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: MATT DEBOW - Snow in east countyToday 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.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: MATT DEBOW - A snow plow helps clear snow in west Gresham on Powell Boulevard. 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.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: MATT DEBOW - A TriMet bus makes it way through Powell Boulevard in west Gresham. TriMet buses are operating on snow routes and are running on chains. 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.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: MATT DEBOW - A man rides an ATV near the intersection of Southwest 11th St. and Southwest Highland Drive in Gresham.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Kahlua had fun chasing his ball in the snow.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - A good Samaritan spent his Saturday morning clearing sidewalks in downtown Gresham.


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