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April 18, 2014

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Snow: Oregon, SW Washington head for Round 2

Updated Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 | 8:29 a.m.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The second winter storm in two days is bearing down on Oregon and southwestern Washington. Forecasters say this one will be topped off with a coat of ice that could make highways treacherous.

The National Weather Service says major snowfall starting late in the morning Friday will be widespread, dropping a foot or more in mountainous parts of Southern Oregon and 2 to 8 inches in Western Oregon valleys that got slammed Thursday.

The snow is expected to turn to freezing rain Friday night and Saturday in many areas. Forecasters say that will turn roadways icy and increase the possibility of downed power lines and electricity outages.