Snow is forecast to impact Oregon mountain passes on Thursday and Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Story updated at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 9

Oregon’s mountains will continue to get hammered by winter’s wrath Thursday to Friday, but in the Willamette Valley, the weather will start to look a bit more normal.

A winter storm warning has been issued for Oregon mountain roads above 3,000 feet, where 8 to 16 inches of snow is forecast. Snowfall could reach even heavier levels above 4,000 feet, where 24 inches inches is forecast, according to the National Weather Service in Portland.

The heavy snow and blowing winds could make travel nearly impossible over Cascade Range passes such as Santiam Pass (Highway 20), Willamette Pass (Highway 58) and the Government Camp area (Highway 26), particularly on Thursday night.

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