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Columbia River Gorge braces for more winter weather

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COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE, OR (KPTV) -

Another storm system is making its way through the Columbia River Gorge and Portland metro Thursday and some local residents are already starting to see some snow.

With winter weather comes the possibility of high winds, fog, freezing rain, landslides and snow and residents should be prepared for anything.

Snow started to fall in Hood River early Thursday morning, but weather experts said the snow could turn into freezing rain later during the day.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from Cascade Locks through Hood River. A winter storm warning is in effect for the areas east of Hood River.

Several school districts in the Gorge have closed including the Dufur, Hood River County, North Wasco County, Mill A, Skamania, Stevenson-Carson and White Salmon school districts.

As of 7 a.m, every county in Oregon is under some sort of weather watch, warning or advisory.

This storm comes after several large storm systems pounded the northwest last week, leaving behind landslides, flooding, travel delays and a tornado.

To see the latest updates, check out the FOX 12 weather page here.  

See the latest in school closures at KPTV.com/schoolclosures.  

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