Portland Metro Thursday Traffic: Expect winter driving conditions over the passes through Friday

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Low snow levels and plenty of moisture adds up to winter driving conditions over the Cascade passes for Thursday and Friday. The National Weather Service says snow levels will hover just below 3,000 feet most of Thursday and part of Friday. With steady showers in the forecast, snow accumulations from 5-7 inches are possible.

The chances for sticking snow get higher as you move north through the Cascades. A winter storm watch is in effect for the southern Washington Cascades. Carry traction devices and check with www.tripcheck before heading over the passes.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is repaving 2.62 lane miles of pavement on Southwest Jefferson Street between Southwest Park and 20th avenues. During the work, lanes will be ground down and then repaved.

Drivers can expect delays 7 a.m. to about 4 p.m. work days and also some possible Saturday and Sundays now through April 14. Access will be maintained for areas businesses. Observe lane closures signs and flaggers. Delays are likely, so choose an alternate route if possible.

The Oregonian/Oregonlive.com’s Andrew Theen wrote about Wedneday’s ODOT tolling meeting

Upcoming "value pricing" (tolling) ODOT open houses include:

5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 14, Ron Russell Middle School, 3955 S.E. 112th Ave., Portland 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, Tigard Public Works, 8777 S.W. Burnham St., Tigard 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, Embassy Suites Airport, 7900 N.E. 82nd Ave., Portland

To get your opinions and concerns heard, attend one of these public conversation events or go online to the virtual open house available through April 19.

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