Icy conditions prompt delays, crashes across Willamette Valley


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Winter weather is here and it’s causing delays to traffic to schools. Icy conditions prompted some school districts to start class late Tuesday morning, while on the roadway several crashes have been reported on interstates and major highways causing traffic delays.

Gaston, Nestucca Valley, Sheridan, Veronia and Yamhill Carlton School District in Oregon and La Center School District in Washington were among the first to announce a two hour delay. All Salem-Keizer Public Schools have also been delayed.

Knappa School District along the Oregon coast is delayed, while classes at Oregon Community College and Toutle Lake School District in southwest Washington are canceled.

Buses in Banks, Battle Ground, Gaston, Hillsboro and Yamhill Carlton school districts are on snow routes.

TriMet posted on Twitter the MAX Green Line was delayed due to ice on the overhead wire, but the line has since returned to normal operations.

Visit KOIN 6 Closings page for the most updated list of school closings and delays.

The National Weather Service Portland advised many areas in the Willamette and Columbia River Valley still have black ice, this drivers need to remain aware of icy roadways and be safe.

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