Travel on Cascade Passes is Dangerous Until Monday Due to the Wind and Heavy Snow

Travel on Cascade Passes: The National Weather Service is advising motorists that if they go over mountain passes in the Cascade Range on Sunday and Monday, they should be prepared for heavy snowfall and severe winds, which could create situations with nearly zero visibility.

Travel on Cascade Passes is Dangerous Until Monday

The mountain passes could see snowfall rates of one to two inches per hour beginning Sunday evening and continuing into Monday morning, while wind gusts could reach 35 to 55 miles per hour. Forecasters believe that this could result in whiteout conditions and cause tree limbs to fall onto roadways.

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The National Weather Service is reminding drivers to check the weather and road conditions before they leave, carry tire chains, and leave extra space between their car and the vehicle in front of them when driving on slick roads. Highway passes could still be busy as people travel home after Thanksgiving, and the National Weather Service is reminding drivers to check the weather and road conditions before they leave.

Travel on Cascade Passes is Dangerous Until Monday
Travel on Cascade Passes is Dangerous Until Monday

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland named Colby Neuman stated that regions that are at least 4,000 feet above sea level have a good chance of receiving between 12 and 18 inches of snow by the middle of Monday.

At approximately one in the afternoon on Sunday, Neuman predicted that “it will pick up here over the next few hours.” “By this evening, conditions will have deteriorated fairly rapidly traveling over the passes,” said the meteorologist.

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