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Lake Oswego Public Works Department works on clearing main roads this morning, roads are still snow covered.

COURTESY PHOTO - Snow covers roads in Lake Oswego on Friday, Feb. 12.Amid the first snowstorm of the season, which started the night of Thursday, Feb. 11, and continued into Friday, Feb. 12, the Lake Oswego Public Works Department reminds people to travel safely.

The National Weather Service reported about 1.5 inches of snow in Lake Oswego as of Friday morning, and projected that up to two more inches could accumulate over the weekend.

While there are no major road closures, the street is closed from Overlook Circle to Westview Drive due to dangerous road conditions. There was also a downed tree across Country Club Road around 9:30 a.m. Friday, though Public Works Director Anthony Hooper said it had since been removed.

Though Hooper said the main roads were pre-sanded and fairly safe to drive Friday morning, more snow has covered the roads since then.

He added that workers switched to two 12-hour shifts starting Thursday night around 7:30 p.m. and will continue working around the clock until the storm subsides.

"There's supposed to be a pretty good snowfall later tonight and early tomorrow morning," Hooper said.

Neighborhood streets and roads at higher elevations remain slick.

"Public Works is prepared in that we are putting down a lot of sand and anti-ice treatment (on) the roads. We are going to attempt to clear out the main roads first and then we are getting to neighborhood streets," Hooper said.

He added that drivers are encouraged to use chains or snow tires if driving is necessary, but to avoid driving if possible.


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