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More updates: Closures mount, dangerous driving continues

Weather forces cancellations, delays across region


For most local students, winter break was officially extended through Monday due to: Winter.

If possible, stay home. Roads for morning drivers are slick. In most cases, well-traveled larger roads generally are in better shape than smaller ones due to traffic volume and treatment, but the drive to Portland on U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) over Sylvan Hill has been challenging during the morning commute.

The National Weather Service is calling for high temperatures in the mid-30s today, which should offer some slow thawing. Forecasts are for temperatures near the freezing point again tonight and tomorrow morning.

Beaverton School District officially decided in the wee hours of Monday to cancel classes and all other programs for the full day as dangerous conditions persisted. A two-hour delay was previously announced.

Jesuit, Valley Catholic, Catlin Gabel, Oregon Episcopal, German International and several other private schools joined major westside public school districts in shutting down for the day. Northwest Regional ESD programs did the same.

Parents with students or anyone with other activities planned should confirm Monday's schedule as cancellation notices roll in.

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District and Portland Community College were among those who so far have canceled morning classes and activities but planned later openings. Watch their websites for updates. Portland Community College and Portland State University are among colleges that eventually decided to call off all classes for the day.

Garden Home Community Library is closed for the day. West Slope Community Library is expected to open at noon. Check your local library's website for possible schedule changes.