PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — What started as snow this weekend eventually turned to freezing rain by late Saturday as temperatures aloft jumped just enough to create a layer of warm air.
This led to ice on roads, sidewalks, power lines and trees across the Willamette Valley. At certain points in the day Sunday, thousands of PGE customers lost power, trees toppled onto roads and even homes, and car crashes were reported across Oregon.
About 1/4-1/2 an inch of ice was reported across the Portland metro. Neighborhoods east of the Willamette River saw the greatest ice impact that layered and glazed just about everything from mailboxes to street signs.
A report out of Fairview showed the greatest accumulation with nearly an inch of ice.
A cold front will continue eastward, bringing decreasing wind speeds through the Gorge and an end to freezing rain by early Monday. Light freezing rain can continue overnight and may add to the ice accumulation for the metro.