Ice storm warning issued east of Portland, Salem, Vancouver

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning in areas east of Portland, Salem and Sweet Home in Oregon and areas east of Kelso and Vancouver in Washington.


The warning is in effect until 9 a.m. Wednesday for areas below 2,500 feet for the north Oregon and south Washington Cascade Mountains, and for the western Columbia River Gorge.

The heaviest precipitation is predicted to fall through 3 a.m. with ice accumulations of up to a half-inch possible.

Officials say travel could become treacherous or impossible on Interstate 84 in Oregon, and on other roads in the warning area.