Snow falls in Portland metro area; highways expected to remain clear

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Snow fell in the Portland metro area Monday morning with more flurries possible throughout the day.

The lowest elevations saw mainly a mix of rain and snow showers, with highways staying mostly clear.

Northwest Germantown Road was closed, however, from Skyline Boulevard to Bridge Avenue due to unsafe conditions from the snow.

In Forest Grove, firefighters said they responded to at least six spinouts on the Wilson River Highway.

FOX 12 chief meteorologist Mark Nelsen said much of the metro area was at the lower end of forecasted snow levels.

Snow showers or showers of snow and rain mixed were expected to continue Monday, with possible heavy showers and even thunder, hail or ice pellets in the afternoon.

Still, highways were expected to remain clear for the evening commute.

A trace to 2 inches of snow is possible above the 1,000-foot level.

A dusting on the hills is also possible overnight, according to meteorologists.

The metro area is expected to be mostly dry Tuesday and Wednesday, with freezing rain and snow in the forecast for Thursday.

Cold cows waiting out snowstorm. #yacolt #fox12— Marilyn Deutsch (@marilyndeutsch) December 5, 2016
Thankfully no injuries, but this was the most severe of 1/2 dozen spin outs on the Wilson River Highway this morning.— Forest Grove Fire (@ForestGroveFire) December 5, 2016
Ok here's better video of #pdxsnow on my way EB on Barnes Rd ?????? @fox12oregon @fox12weather— Elizabeth Dinh (@ElizabethKPTV) December 5, 2016

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