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About 3.5 inches of snow fell in Portland area Tuesday night; more could be on the way Wednesday evening

TIDINGS PHOTO: BRIAN MONIHAN - West Linn residents were greeted with a clear view of Mt. Hood Wednesday morning and about an inch of snow. 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. TIDINGS PHOTO: BRIAN MONIHAN - Snow covers the rooftops of West Linn's Parker Crest neighborhood.

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.

TIDINGS PHOTO: BRIAN MONIHAN - West Linn residents were greeted with a beautiful sunrise and clear view of Mt. Hood Wednesday morning along with about an inch of snow. 
TIDINGS PHOTO: BRIAN MONIHAN - The welcome to West Linn sign near the Abernethy Bridge paints a picture of how much snow fell on the city Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: SHASTA KEARNS MOORE - The sun rises over a snow-capped West Linn Wednesday, Feb. 21PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP PHOTO: SHASTA KEARNS MOORE - The sun rises over the river in West Linn Feb. 21.

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