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Weather service expects significant snow in mountains Thursday

East Oregonian

Published on October 11, 2017 8:17PM

Last changed on October 11, 2017 9:34PM

Shafts of light shine through the clouds illuminating the foothills of the Blue Mountains on Wednesday east of Pilot Rock. Cooler temperatures and snow are expected in the higher elevations through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Shafts of light shine through the clouds illuminating the foothills of the Blue Mountains on Wednesday east of Pilot Rock. Cooler temperatures and snow are expected in the higher elevations through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

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A low pressure system moving through Eastern Oregon will bring rain in the lower elevations and snow in the higher elevations.

The National Weather Service is forecasting scattered snow showers in the mountains on Wednesday night and Thursday morning and more significant snow by late Thursday.

The service expects travel impacts on mountain roads, especially Interstate 84, U.S. Highway 395 and Oregon Route 204.



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