If you were thinking of a road trip this weekend to Portland or the Oregon coast, rethink it.
Those areas, and much of the rest of Western Oregon and southwest Washington, have been slammed by a winter snowstorm with more snow (and freezing rain in some places) forecast through Saturday. Some lowland areas have more than a foot of snow.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Eugene and surrounding areas, and the Oregon Department of Transportation has warned that roads, including Interstate 5 (particularly around Eugene and Salem) are snowy, icy and difficult to drive and there have been accidents and delays. Get road and weather info at the transportation department’s TripCheck.com