Photos: West Linn hit hard with snow, ice
West Linn was blanketed by a snow and ice storm that began Thursday night, Feb. 12, and continued into Saturday morning, Feb. 13.
Clackamas County declared a state of emergency as about 105,000 homes — including some in West Linn — were without power Saturday. A number of power lines and trees were downed or damaged as well, and residents reported the sounds of transformers blowing throughout Friday night and into Saturday morning.
"City staff are aware of the multitude of downed trees and power lines around town," an update on West Linn's website read Saturday afternoon. "Staff is working as efficiently as possible to remove debris and clear roads; however, due to the current conditions, they are working on clearing high priority areas first. As the weather improves and these conditions become safer, other areas will be addressed. We appreciate your patience as this work is expected to take several days for completion."
The city also warned of the dangers related to snow and ice on the trees.
"Trees are currently heavy and weighted down with snow and ice. Tree limbs and ice are falling unexpectedly and could cause personal injury. Unless absolutely necessary, we advise all residents to please stay in and avoid tree debris clean-up until the snow and ice have melted."
Several streets remain closed, including Marylhurst Drive from Hillcrest to Lower Midhill; Hidden Springs Road from Bluegrass Way to Cottonwood Court; Pimlico Drive from Palomino Way to Willamette Drive; Summit Street from Rosemont Road to Skyline; 12th Street from Tualatin Avenue to Volpp Street; and Skye Parkway from Troon Drive to Hillside Drive.
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