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Snow falls in metro area, freezing rain predicted

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UPDATES: Crashes on freeways, some buses on snow routes, Portland Streetcar delayed


CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Curt Mettler and his dog Alagna out for an Sunday walk on Southeast Butler Road in Gresham.  Snow fell in parts of the Portland area and Willamette Valley early Sunday and freezing rain is predicted later in the day. Slippery driving conditions cause traffic and transit delays, and Portland Community College canceled all classes.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the Portland/Vancouver Metro Areas and for the Central and Southern Willamette Valley and the Central section of the Columbia River Gorge through 10 a.m. Monday.

Multiple crashes throughout the area were reported by early morning. Locations included Interstate 84 near Southeast 162nd Avenue, Interstate 205 at Southeast Powell Boulevard, U.S. 26 two miles east of Interstate 405, and Interstate 5 near Lower Boones Ferry Road.

Some TriMet buses are on snow routes, included lines 9, 15, 17, 19, 20, 33, 71, 75, 78 and 79. The Portland Streetcar also reported weather-related delays by 9 a.m. Check TriMet service alerts at trimet.org/#alerts.

Travel is expected to be affected throughout the day. Drivers are advised to plan for extra time and take precautions, such as carrying heavy coats and blankets in their vehicles.

Disruptions can be found at www.publicalerts.org.

The high temperature Sunday is predicted to be around around 33 degree. Snow accumulations could reach anywhere from a trace to 2 inches in some areas, in addition to light ice accumulations in afternoon.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Snow fell along Southeast Butler Road in Gresham on Sunday.A Wind Advisory will continue until 6 p.m. Sunday before it shifts to a warmer moist pattern out of the south. Temperatures are predicted to warm into the 40s by the midweek with highs in the mid 40s and on and off rain showers through most of the week.

KOIN News 6 contributed to this story. For more information, visit www.koin.com