The Seattle Times

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Rare snowstorm hammers W. Oregon, SW Washington

Traffic is backed up on Interstate 5 South after a multiple-vehicle crash near Albany, Ore., on Thursday. Oregon's dry winter was interrupted Thursday by a storm that was expected to drop snow throughout the state, with as many as 9 inches accumulating in the central Willamette Valley.