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Snow hits metro area, black ice possible overnight

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Snow showers hit the metro area Monday, and black ice is possible in and around Portland overnight.

The snow arrived at about 11 a.m. and was reported in areas including Salem, Scappoose, Forest Grove and throughout southwest Washington.

The National Weather Service is predicting a 20 percent chance of showers before 11 p.m. Monday, with patchy freezing fog after that time. The low temperature is expected to be around 30 degrees.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation advised all drivers to be alert for frost and black ice and to slow down, while allowing extra space for braking and stopping safely.

Travelers should be especially cautious on bridges, overpasses, tunnels, roads that wind around rivers and spots that are shady. Those areas freeze first and thaw last.

Crews in Portland applied anti-icing chemicals on bridges, overpasses and known trouble spots around town.

For all the latest road conditions, go to TripCheck.org or PublicAlerts.org. You can report hazards on Portland city streets at 503-823-1700.

TriMet is providing free bus and Max service starting at 8 p.m. Monday for New Year's Eve. The agency is also adding late night Max service until 3 a.m.

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