Local roads, streets and highways on the Central Coast remain slick with varying amounts of ice and snow. The south county section is beginning to free-up with warmer temperatures and mostly rain. Newport and north there is still freezing rain, ice in many places and new snowfall is possible tonight.
Highways 18, 20 and 34 have packed snow, so carry chains or traction tires. In the Valley, Corvallis has a foot of snow and it’s still snowing. Points north will have additional snow tonight. Chains are required on I-5 between Corvallis and Salem, and traffic is backed-up bumper-to-bumper through this area. Portland remains hazardous with several crashes delaying traffic throughout the city. There are also crashes reported on I-5, 99W, Highway 101 north of Tillamook, several in Eugene, and at least two working wrecks in Salem. Highway 26 is closed east of Government Camp due to heavy snow and yet another major crash.
Even though the situation may be easing on the Central Coast, travel elsewhere in Western Oregon is a no-no tonight and probably tomorrow.