Banks, Transportation, Weather

With snow likely around Christmas, local, state officials urge caution on roads, at home

As families across the state gear up for Christmas and finalize travel plans, the Portland office of the National Weather Service is warning that snow and freezing temperatures are increasingly likely beginning Friday, Christmas Eve. 

The latest forecast shows a mix of rain and snow beginning Friday, December 24. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-30s, with wet roads. On the Highways 6 and 26 passes, conditions could worsen for motorists headed to or from the coast as snow levels drop to 1,100 feet Friday night. 

Christmas Day is expected to see snow levels drop to 800 feet, meaning some of the higher elevations in and around the region could start to see snow begin to stick. For everyone else, a mix of rain and snow is expected. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing, with accumulation of around an inch of new snow possible.

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