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Drivers preparing for wet, snowy roads that could impact Thanksgiving travel

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During the week of Thanksgiving for the last few years, roadway conditions have been pretty calm. But that could change this year with more snow headed to the Pacific Northwest.

Drivers who plan to head to the mountains, either east, west or south to California, might want to get their cars ready for snow.

FOX 12 talked to drivers at a Les Schwab in northwest Portland who said they are excited for the upcoming forecast.

"I keep checking the weather. I love the snow though, I really hope it snows this winter," said Rachel Cossette, who is planning to drive across the state to visit family.

Several feet of snow is expected to fall on mountain passes and drivers going over them will see snowy roads.

Cossette says she has chains, but came to Les Schwab to double check the condition of her tires.

Cliff Pruner with Les Schwab said they have several options for snow tires. He also said an emergency kit is a great thing to have on hand.

"Jumper cables are super helpful in case you get stuck somewhere or to help out a neighbor or a friend, or a new friend at the grocery store," said Pruner.

Cossette said she's glad she took her car in for a check-up before her trip.

"When you live in Portland, you don't have a whole lot of experience driving in the snow so we wanted to be extra careful," said Cossette.

During the week of Thanksgiving, the Mount Hood area is expected to see three to five feet of snow.

The Portland metro area will not see snow during Thanksgiving week, but drivers should be prepared for wet conditions as the forecast calls for heavy rains at times.

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