Snow levels linger on mountain passes

EUGENE, Ore. - A few inches of snow piled up on the Cascade passes Monday morning, and conditions are primed for snow showers on Oregon roads across the mountains through Wednesday.

However, forecasters expect pass-level snow to melt off between showers later this week.

"Snow levels will remain between 3,000 and 4,000 feet, and the Cascade passes will receive an occasional dusting with passing showers through Wednesday," the National Weather Service said Monday.

"Much of the pass-level snow will melt between showers," forecasters said. "Higher ski resort elevations can expect several inches of new snow over the next few days."

Much of Central and Eastern Oregon was under a winter weather advisory Monday morning as snow well on the east slopes of the Cascades and on the Blue Mountains east of Prineville.

With freezing levels remaining below pass elevations, travelers will want to check weather cameras and forecasts before hitting the road.

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