The Oregon Department of Transportation is preparing for some hazardous driving conditions overnight in the Portland metro area.
Crews plan to apply deicer to roads throughout the region Monday night and Tuesday morning to try and make the best of potentially slick situations as roads are expected to refreeze.
ODOT said only a minor amount of precipitation fell throughout the day Monday, but it didn't dissipate before temperatures started to fall at sunset.
Fox 12 meteorologists said hilly areas around town could have icy roads by 7 p.m. Monday. Right around that time 911 dispatchers started receiving several reports of different crashes in locations like Southwest Barnes Road at Miller Road and Northwest Skyline Boulevard at Cresap Lane.
Deputies said the Barnes Road crash involved six cars and investigators described the area as being "like a skating rink."
ODOT recommends watching for icy spots if you're on the road anytime through Tuesday morning, especially on bridges, overpasses and elevated roads.
Drivers should also allow three times the normal stopping distance as usual between the cars ahead to avoid even a minor fender-bender.
The National Weather Service issued a freezing rain advisory for the region Monday night.
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