Winter Storm Slams Portions of WA, OR | Update 1

Updated 7:00 PM PST

Incident Summary

A Winter storm is currently blasting SE Washington in the Vancouver area and parts of Portland and Willamette, Oregon.

Currently, Portland Police are reporting tow trucks getting stuck city-wide and are advising drivers if you do not have to go out, to stay home.

Cars and trucks have been reportedly sliding off the roadways into ditches, hitting each other and causing 1st Responders to put their own lives at risk to rescue them.

Stay off the roads!

Police are also checking on the homeless in tents in attempts to get them get into a safe and warm shelter.

Current Conditions

Various sources are reporting at least 3 inches have accumulated in the Portland area with more to come.

EB I-84 to SB 205 are now closed with two semi-truck crashes.  The roadway is completely closed but NB on 205 is currently open.

WB I-84 is now closed due to a jack-knife semi.

Portland Area Traffic Cams

  

    

Vancouver, Washington Traffic Cams

   I-5: SR-14

Looking Through The Eyes of Social Media

“Worst P.M./evening commute in 7 years in . That was surprise storm Dec. 2009.” – Media

“Chains required for semi-trucks, vehicles with Gross Vehicle Weight of 10K+ or towing area highways/freeways.” – ODOT

Credit: ODOT

“Traffic is gridlocked all over the area. Avoid driving if you can.” – ODOT

“Major winter storm pounding much of .” – Twitter User

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