Snow follows high winds in western Oregon
Monday, March 12, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Snow has followed high winds into western Oregon.
The Oregon Department of Transportation reports as much as 8 inches of snow along the coast in Lincoln County Tuesday morning brought down trees that closed Highway 101, Highway 20 and Highway 34 in places.
A number of school districts in western Oregon are closed or delayed or have buses on snow routes.
The winds and falling trees Monday knocked out power for about 50,000 utility customers.
A wind gust was clocked at 87 mph at Pacific City on the Oregon coast. The Salem Airport recorded a gust of 56 mph and Portland's airport recorded 48 mph.