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Snowy conditions could cause Thanksgiving travel problems for Oregon residents

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The Thanksgiving holiday week is considered by many as one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, and Oregon State Police say 2016 is no exception.

But this year many local residents could see some snow on their commutes, which could cause additional problems and delays.  

FOX 12 Meteorologist Joe Raineri said snowfall amounts will be measured in feet over the next seven days. Government Camp could see more than a foot of snow between Tuesday and Thanksgiving Day.

Snow levels are expected to drop below pass levels starting Wednesday and through the rest of the week.

Travel experts said to expect winter driving conditions over the mountain passes. Drivers should have traction tires or carry chains and take their time while driving through snow.

The Oregon Department of Transportation advises drivers to check road conditions before they hit the road and to prepare accordingly. Up-to-date travel conditions can be found at TripCheck.com.

Officials at Les Schwab Tire Center would also like to remind travelers to carry an emergency kit.

For more information on holiday weather conditions, visit the FOX 12 Weather web page.

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