PORTLAND — Frosty and icy conditions around the metro area made for a slick morning commute on Thursday. Drivers took it extra slow while the city of Portland and Lewis and Clark College dealt with water main breaks.
An 86-year-old pipe at SW Vista Avenue between Elm and Spring street broke around midnight. It’s just down the street from another broken main last month.
A pipe in a sprinkler system burst at Holmes Hall on the campus of Lewis and Clark College in Southwest Portland overnight during finals week. Water damaged 22 rooms of the newest dorm. Ten students are being put up at a hotel or are staying with friends. Repairs could take through the weekend.
The situation above was in Wilsonville where there was a thick bank of fog. Drivers were caught off guard on Interstate 5 headed south where the roads were clear until the north part of town, where it looked like your favorite Christmas card. The side of the road, trees, shrubs and grass were totally covered in white. The winter wonderland went away again further south, but drivers still slowed their pace into town to be extra cautious.