Snowy Saturday: Morning flakes stick across Portland metro area

Saturday morning snow on Highway 26 East heading into Portland. KPTV image

(KPTV) – Much of the Portland metro area woke up to snow on the ground Saturday morning.

The FOX 12 Weather team predicted that mixed snow and rain Friday night would turn into traces of snow to a few inches in the western metro and more in the east overnight.

Roadways ranged from seeing some flakes to being blanketed and slick. Highways and freeways through Portland such as Hwy 26 and I-84 saw accumulation.

A few drivers faced challenges.

The roads weren’t the only problem spots in Portland.

As of 6 a.m., PDX had 12 departure flights that were delayed and 16 others were canceled.

The snow also caused closures in Multnomah County, including Multnomah County Animal Services, the Multnomah County Health Department’s mid-County dental clinic and all libraries in the county.

Another place that will be closed Saturday is the Oregon Zoo. 

The snow storm is a developing story, stick with FOX 12 coverage throughout the weekend.

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